God's Love In My Heart
Makes All the Difference
The Richest Man In Town Gave Money To The Poor
Jesus entered Jericho and
was passing through.
is better than judgment in God's kingdom. Those who need our love
will praise Him when they see us displaying the character of God.
He receives glory and honor when His people show mercy rather than judgment.
Anyone can point a finger at the poor, but only those who are in God's
kingdom will love the other by demonstrating godly mercy.
So when we pray "thy kingdom come," it is good to be open to the ways of that kingdom. When Jesus offered his famous Our Father prayer, or some of us call it The Lord's Prayer, none of it was intended to be uttered in a generic way.
If I truly want His kingdom to come, and His will to be done, then I open myself to his transforming power in MY LIFE. Jesus didn't just want us to "hope" that God's kingdom would somehow come into the world. He uses our lives to make it happen. That's part of what the church is for not only when they meet together but as they scatter into the community.
Judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.