Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.” In the Book of Romans the Apostle Paul teaches of the methods God uses when we reject His perfect will and opt instead for, “My kingdom come, and my will be done.” In Romans 1:4 Paul say, “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity.” He went on to say in verse 28, “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” In short, when we say, “God I want my kingdom to come and my will be done,” God says, “OK.” Peter, a blogger from The Age to Come, said it well. Perhaps the greatest judgement that can befall us is to get exactly what we want apart from the Living God.
Father in Heaven, may we not be so foolish to believe the lie that our will is better for us than Your perfect will. In Jesus Name we pray, AMEN!
Often I see articles, or words, by people who predict a great judgment to befall a country (it’s usually America…though other countries are available…). But that got me thinking. What do we mean by judgment? Usually we are thinking of some kind of calamity – earthquake, storm, financial crash, etc. Now, that’s not wrong, and we know from the Bible that such judgments do occur.
But, it seems to me that the very worst kind of judgment that God could bestow on a rebellious people is to say “Thy will be done”. That is, to leave us alone with our desires, with our appetites and with our fears; to stand back and allow us to do what we want. I can’t imagine a more terrifying judgment than that.
Sometimes I wonder if that is the very judgment that we now have had bestowed on us.