Luke 6:28 – Verse of the Day 6/22/14
Have you ever read about the Kingdom of God in the Bible and wondered about exactly what this Kingdom is like? How are we as subjects in God’s kingdom supposed to live?
This verse is part of Luke’s “Sermon on the Plain,” which contains the essential teachings of the Kingdom of God. In the Kingdom of God the blessed are the poor, the hungry, those who weep, and those who are despised, and the cursed are the rich, the well fed, those who laugh, and those who are treated well. In some ways the Kingdom of God is a kingdom where the world is turned upside down!
As you reflect on how difficult it is to put this verse into practice, consider God’s great mercy for you. Although we cursed God and abused him through our rejection and disobedience, he loved us so much that He sent His son to die for us in order to turn our world upside down. As you pray, thank God for the love that is ours in the Kingdom of God, and ask God to enable you to show the same love for your enemies that He showed to you.