RHAPSODY OF REALITIES FOR EARLY READERS
THE KINGDOM WAY OF LIFE.
Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel (Philippians 1:27).
The moment you became born again, you were born into the kingdom of God. And in this Kingdom, there’s the way of life; there’s a code of conduct: that is, the way and manner of life.
As God’s child, there’s the right way to talk, behave, dress and think. Jesus didn’t talk or behave like everyone else; He knew who He was. He is the Son of God, and He behaved as one.
So, be mindful of the kind of words you speak and the way you conduct yourself. Let your words and actions always show you’re from the Kingdom of God’s dear Son.
1 Timothy 3:14-15
I have the life and nature of God in me; therefore, I only think excellent thoughts and say words that are edifying!
THINK THE KINGDOM WAY
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
Our theme verse shows that the Word is able to regulate your mind to think right all the time; to think the Kingdom way. Someone might say, “You know I’m African, Asian, American, or European, and I think as such”; no! When you’re born again, you’re from God’s Kingdom. You’re to think as one from heaven.
The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). If you want to be successful in Christ Jesus and live the life of the Kingdom, you must think like Christ wants you to think.
Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed (transferred; transfigured) by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Walking in God’s Word and having your mind renewed by the Word is the easiest thing for a Christian because the Word is your life
You were born of the Word (1 Peter 1:23); you have the life of the Word; so it’s easy for your perception, your outlook on life, to be from the Word. It’s easy for you to think and live the Kingdom way and have Kingdom results.