“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.”
“For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep”
How much thought do we give to the real purpose we are here?
Do we really understand that His kingdom come His will being done on Earth is directly tied to our purpose?
David after he had served his purpose for God in his generation died.
If we look at the life of David it is evident that the purpose God called him to was sidetracked at several points in his life.
Nevertheless the writers of scripture record this is David’s legacy.
He was a man after God’s own heart. (Acts 13:32)
And later we read “he served the purposes of God.” (Acts 13:36)
When we read the model of prayer that Jesus taught his disciples we have to understand that the guidelines for everything that comes after, the recognition of who God is, His divine rule now and to come,
“Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
is predicated on
“Your kingdom come your will be done.”
When we allow His Kingdom to take root in our lives His will and all of the needs we might have in this life, daily bread, forgiveness, grace towards others, and deliverance from the path of evil and the evil one begin to take place in our lives despite our humanity and our failing. And like David even in his imperfections we have the opportunity to serve the purposes of God.
Our real purpose in this life?
To serve the Living God for whom we were made, by Him and for Him.
And then little by little one step at a time His kingdom begins to come not only in our lives but in the lives of others.
Jesus stated clearly that the enemy of our souls would have a time of free rein on this Earth.
But not absolute power or dominion.
That still belongs to God and we have work to do. That we might serve his purposes in our generation. Amen