Week 31: Tuesday

The Kingdom of God is God’s sovereign intent to re-establish his rule and authority in this world, and to do so through the redemptive work of his Son, Jesus of Nazareth. This effort to “make things new” again is the core biblical teaching of Jesus and the ultimate point of reference on the meaning of life, under God’s rule. The Kingdom Story was the heart of Jesus’s teaching, and is the central focus of biblical theology. Truly, the story of Scripture, and of all creation, is the victory of God’s Kingdom through Jesus Christ.

Let us be honest. The Bible is a long, complicated, and diverse collection of writings whose unity may elude the casual reader. The story of Scripture, and of all creation, is the victory of God’s Kingdom through Jesus Christ. With this lens we can find the unity of the text, not in our own cleverness or ingenuity, but in God’s own person and work climaxing with Jesus, the Messiah.

Open our eyes, our Lord, to behold wondrous things in your Word. Lord Jesus, reveal yourself to us in all of Scripture.

Tuesday: 2 Kings 23.1-28; 2 Chron. 34.29-35.19; Nah. 1-3

Weekly Reflection on the Priesthood of all Believers
As such, our priesthood is meant to be integral to our self-identity and more fundamental to who we are than our occupational identity, ethnic identity, or nationality.

Let God Arise! Seasonal Focus
Enter the Priesthood of All Believers, 1 Peter 2.4-10

Book Reading
Breslin, Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work