Day 232: August 20, 2014

Today's Reading(s)

Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

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Sermon on the Mount Reflections
by Susan Hill, Member of Brentwood Baptist, Brentwood Campus

Read the scripture above and use the questions below to meditate on today's reading.

Praxis

  1. To pray, “Your kingdom come,” means to pray that God’s saving reign would be established even now, on this earth.[1] How might praying this impact the world around you?
  2. What are ways Christians might pray “Your kingdom come” lightly or thoughtlessly?
  3. Early Christians were anxious for Christ’s return and ultimate reign. 2 Peter 3:13 says, “But based on His promise, we wait for the new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell.” What are things you look forward to in regards to the reign of Christ’s kingdom on earth when God ushers in the consummated kingdom?
  4. How might God use His people for His will on earth to be accomplished? What are specific ways He might use you?

[1] D.A. Carson, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: And His Confrontation with the World. (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1978), 70. 


About JourneyOn Today

For seven weeks, we'll take a break from our written devotionals and read through the Sermon on the Mount in short passages, allowing us to meditate on these truths for spiritual formation. We'll return to our regular written devotionals on September 8, 2014.