Devotion for May 17, 2017

Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire. ~ Hebrews 12:28+29

Our Easter hope is not in the things of this world. Christ taught that we are not to store our treasures in the things of earth but in heavenly hopes. This teaching is a difficult challenge in a materialistic age when it seems like we all have to keep up with the latest trends and have the hottest new toys. We know that God will shake and destroy those things that do not act to build the kingdom within and around us.

The true kingdom is the kingdom of heaven, and we attach our hope to that promised new kingdom that will be complete the end of time. All other hopes will fail us, earthly kingdoms will fall, people will betray us, and our might will falter, but God will never fade or fail his children.

Let us place our hope in the King of the kingdom that cannot be moved, trusting in the grace found in Jesus Christ, and dwelling in the consuming fire of the joy of Christ.

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