Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

John 18:33-37 NLT

[33] Then Pilate went back into his headquarters and called for Jesus to be brought to him. “Are you the king of the Jews?” he asked him.

[34] Jesus replied, “Is this your own question, or did others tell you about me?”

[35] “Am I a Jew?” Pilate retorted. “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”

[36] Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”

[37] Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”

Reflection . . .

Jesus’ kingdom is not of this world, it is a heavenly kingdom, a spiritual kingdom that will one day be realized in a physical realm.

It is difficult to imagine how that kingdom might be or how it would even be possible, but God’s Word is true and His Kingdom is forever!

The Lord’s Prayer is a model to teach us to pray and it focuses on the Kingdom of God, His Kingdom come and His will be done, as in heaven. Take a few moments to listen to this song below and meditate on God’s Kingdom.