Confusion

Sometimes we get so confused. We think we are the center of everything. We become hardened in some ways and easily gullible in others.

Sometimes we think everything depends upon us. We need to fix everything and everyone. If only everyone would listen to and obey us, the world would be perfect.

Except…

Coming in toward the summary of their New Testament survey, The New Testament In Its Time, NT Wright and Michael Bird drop this little thought. Notice the silly little preposition.

We are not building the kingdom of God on earth, we are building for the kingdom on earth.

It is not all dependent upon us, the kingdom. It is already here.

Take a deep breath. Relax for a moment. Re-focus. Exhale. Trust God to be in charge. Now just do the work for the kingdom.

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