Connect to the Kingdom Culture Part – 5
By Greg Sanders
Invest in the Kingdom
Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Do you care what the stock market does today? Do care what the stock price of “Amazon” is at the moment? I know a sure way to make you care. Take all the resources you have and invest it into Amazon. All of a sudden you will be transformed in your concern for their stock price. Why? Because you are heavily invested into it. Investing transforms our heart. Jesus said so in Matthew 6:21.
When Jesus wanted to begin transforming the culture of earth into the culture of heaven, He did so by investing. He invested His life into people through serving. He invested His life into the life of others. You connect to the Kingdom culture by serving. Serving one another brings the culture of the Kingdom to earth.
Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Jesus came to serve and not to be served. Jesus brought the kingdom of heaven to earth by serving. If we want to connect to the Kingdom Culture, we must do so the same. We serve the King by serving people. When you serve those who can offer nothing in return, you are placing yourself in the position where the Kingdom Culture is received. One of the dynamics of the Kingdom Culture that Jesus taught repeatedly is to not just serve those we like, but serve those we don’t like. Don’t only do good to those who may return the favor, but rather do good to those who you know cannot return the favor. When you do good to those who cannot repay, you are actually remunerating the work that Christ has done in you.
He saved you and me when we had nothing to offer in return. “While were yet sinners, Christ died for us”– Romans 5:8. When you invest in the Kingdom by serving others, you are inviting the Kingdom Culture to come into your life.
Today’s Challenge: Bring the Kingdom Culture of heaven to earth by serving someone who can offer nothing to you in return.