Looking for a place to live?

Scriptural Readings: 

Mt 10:7, Psalm 90:1, Matthew 6:10.

In terms of kingdoms, the conclusion may be physical or spiritual. There are countries considered kingdoms that exist today. With a counterpart, the spiritual is another matter to consider. The two empires ran differently, and not all understood how they worked. Does it make sense to look deeper? Is a more in-depth study necessary?

We know a kingdom is a place. But our knowledge and curiosity should not end at this precept. We can gain more from what we understand. Now, consider settling there permanently, spiritually, or physically. It will guide us.

Matthew 10:7

King James Version

v.7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

New Living Translation

v.7 Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near.

According to Jesus Christ, when Pontius Pilate asked where His domain was, His answer was not from this world. Think about it. Instead, He points to the Heavenly Kingdom, emphasizing that it is there, not here, where He truly reigns. The scriptures say the kingdom is at hand. As an analogy, for those individuals looking for a place to live, put another way, it is ready for occupancy. But why is it necessary to take time to consider this place? All we have to do is grab it. Correct? Precisely!

God desires us to comprehend the spiritual significance of His kingdom. The infinite love of our Father for us is the basis, not the physical components we used to grasp. The English term live can refer to a home in a specific location, as we once thought. By accepting the love and grace of our God, the English word live can now mean living a spiritual life. To fully grasp the meaning and then appreciate the spiritual significance of the kingdom of God, it is necessary to consider it. God wants us to know how we are in His kingdom. To further understand the power and potential of the kingdom of God, we must draw on His love and grace. It will enable us to enjoy this spiritual life to the fullest.

Psalm 90:1

King James Version

v.1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

New Living Translation

v.7 Lord, through all the generations

you have been our home!

It is mind-blowing to realize that the English word place in this verse could be a verb, not a noun. The English term place can mean a physical location, an emotional state, or a spiritual realm. It is a fascinating concept that speaks to the complexity of the language used in this verse. Now. Let us dig deeper. In Hebrew, the word place is ma`own (maw-ohn’); an abode either of God (the Tabernacle or the Temple), men (their home) or animals (their lair); hence, a retreat (or asylum): habitation (-) place habitation. However, the same, and another Hebrew word, `ownah (o-naw’), this time from an unused root apparently, means to dwell together. It speaks to the connection between God and us, filled with unconditional love.

Matthew 6:10

King James Version

v.10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven. 

New Living Translation

v.10 May your Kingdom come soon.

May your will be done on earth,

    as it is in heaven.

Thy kingdom come

Jesus wants it very clear that the kingdom of God, His infinite love and grace, is a grab away from us. Using this term, Jesus provides us with a shared home with God if we allow Him to enter our lives. It is possible through repentance and faith, which is the key to unlocking the door to the kingdom of heaven. Through this, we can receive His everlasting love and grace. The connection from God to Jesus Christ is a pathway, the only way for people to live a spiritual life full of joy.

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