His Kingdom is Love
Incredibly, we can have a relationship with a God that loves us so much that he knows us so personally and intimately that even through difficulty, challenge, and change, he continues to push us and shape us for good! For a deeper relationship! This brings us to today’s lesson! We will be talking about His Kingdom is Love.
About the Story
Most people assume King David wrote a good portion of the Psalms. It is the longest book in the bible and composed made up of poetry.
The cool thing about this poetry is how honest it is. We see the author share some extremely high points with God and some low, low points with God. The author often ends the poem with a sentence glorifying the goodness of God, praising Him.
Kind of reminds me of this year, good and bad, some highs and lows, but we still praise and learn from God through it all!
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The Biblical idea of Kingdom isn’t simply just a physical place, like a town, city, or plot of land, marked by a castle or something similar. The Bible often uses the word Kingdom like an action word, or verb, implying the ideas of growth and reign. By reign I mean, the person who oversees the kingdom, takes care, and controls too much of the extent!
Really fascinating! The Bible mentions “Kingdom” a lot too. Especially when speaking about the coming of Jesus! Like in many of the prophecies we have been talking about during this Advent season!
I found this idea of God’s Kingdom to be very peaceful. It says in the Bible that “God is Love,” not that He is “like” love but that He is the epitome or the entirety of what we can understand as Love! Which is hard to wrap our heads around!
So cool, this is even referenced in the Lord’s Prayer, with the words “let your Kingdom come.” We seem to be saying let God, who is love, reign over this world!
Exactly! So in this Psalm, it says that God’s throne is forever, and his sceptre or staff he holds is one of uprightness or righteousness. Amazingly, this verse emphasizes His Kingdom, His righteousness over everything, and overall His love. The type of love that leads us to Him makes things out for good, as we have spoken so much about today!
One more thought, this Psalm is a wedding song. A song about love. The bride is completely captivated, in a good way, by the groom, the King. The king is also completely focused on his bride. It can show us how God’s people, the bride, should be captivated with God, the King and how the King takes so much delight in his people.
I want to think that we all, you and I, and the listeners, campers have become a little more captivated with God. What an amazing thought that he takes so much delight in us! Ok, before we forget, everything has been in light of Jesus’ birth. In just a few days we will celebrate the birth of Jesus. God being born as human and living among us. God sent his son ultimately to save the world from sin and death. There is no greater expression of love than the gift of God’s son, Jesus the Christ!