A daily devotional by Dr. K. Neill Foster
for January 26, 2022
Text: ". . . the kingdom of God is within you" Luke 17:21.
Getting it right about God's kingdom is a supremely important issue in the life of a Christian. What on earth is meant by God's kingdom?
My good fortune has been to sit under Arthur H. Glasser on the subject of the kingdom of God. (His new book, Announcing the Kingdom, is pertinent as well.) Another author who has been helpful on this subject is George Eldon Ladd.
What I have learned from the Scriptures and from these godly men and others is that there are past, present and future expressions of the kingdom.
The prophets of the Old Testament expected, anticipated and announced the coming kingdom of God. When Jesus stood up and read the Scriptures in the synagogue, He announced the arrival of the kingdom of God. And when He spoke to the questioning Pharisees, He said, ". . . the kingdom of God is within you." It is clear from Scripture, and from the Lord's Prayer, that we are to pray for the kingdom to come.
The abbreviated understanding? The kingdom of God is where King Jesus rules.