Good Life Journal - John 18

Scripture:

John 18:36 - Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”
 
Observation:
 
Jesus had been placed on trial after His betrayal and arrest. The high priest and leaders of the Jews led him to Pilate’s house because they sought to have him killed. At Pilate’s Jesus is questioned on who He is and if He really is “the king of the Jews.” Jesus responded to Pilate saying that His kingdom is not of this world.
 
Application:
 
Jesus was very clear that His Kingdom is not of this world but how often do I want it to be? It can be so easy to desire the comforts of the world but the reality is that Jesus has never promised that to me. In fact what is promised is that in this world I will have trouble. Today, I want to be living for the Kingdom that is eternal and not this world which is passing away.
 
Prayer:
 
Jesus thank You for making me a part of Your Kingdom. Strengthen me to walk in Your way and live for Your Kingdom and not this world.