Doing what is right as a citizen of the Kingdom is submitting your will to the Holy Spirit—our Governor. Doing what is right in the sight of the Lord God is only possible through the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit for He will lead you by His truth. Just as with any other government or nation, to know what is right and wrong, you must first be aware of its constitutional laws. Unlike any other country or government, we have only one King to answer to and that is King Jesus. Obeying His Word and making it our lifestyle is our standard—the right thing to do. Remember, that Jesus is the Word made flesh. Before there was a human man on earth named Jesus, He was the Word. If we say we love Jesus, want to know Him and be like Him, we must know God’s Word!
From the very beginning, the Lord God instructed Adam as to what was right and required of him. He also told him what would happen if he failed to obey His commands. The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden—except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.” Genesis 2:15-17
From the very beginning, the Lord God wanted mankind to praise and worship Him. Doing what is right in the sight of the Lord God, is being obedient to His commands. Obedience is one way to worship Him. His principles have never changed and never will. He made that perfectly clear while the children of Israel were in the wilderness. So Moses cried out to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water and this made the water good to drink. It was there at Marah that the Lord set before them the following decree as a standard to test their faithfulness to Him. He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, obeying His commands and keeping all His decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:25-26
In the world system many leaders have their own agenda of how to run the country, their citizens and its government. But they have other leaders, and political, fraternal and religious groups to please in order to remain in good standing with them. The country is run not only by the leader, but by all who have influence or authority over them. This brings division and strife, which is of course expected in the world. But in the Kingdom of God, all that is required is to be obedient to His Word and He will do the rest. If you love Me, obey My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you. John 14:15-17 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 NKJV
Worship is part of being in right standing in His sight. Worship isn’t only singing or praying; it is also obedience. That is our greatest worship and positioning in the Kingdom of God. “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to His voice?
Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the Lord, He has rejected you as king.” 1 Samuel 15:22-23 When you obey His Word you submit to His will over yours and are demonstrating your love and loyalty to your King. You are submitting to His authority. Being right in the sight of the King is obeying His Word.
Be watchful of false gods (idols) being part of your life. That is anything or anyone you place above the Lord God in your life. Don’t embrace other cultural traditions that would put you in a position of some form of worship that goes against God’s Word. Listen to the Holy Spirit, our Governor, for wisdom and discernment. Be careful to obey all My commands, so that all will go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and pleasing to the Lord your God. When the Lord your God goes ahead of you and destroys the nations and you drive them out and live in their land, do not fall into the trap of following their customs and worshiping their gods. Do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations worship their gods? I want to follow their example.’ You must not worship the Lord your God the way the other nations worship their gods, for they perform for their gods every detestable act that the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters as sacrifices to their gods.
So be careful to obey all the commands I give you. You must not add anything to them or subtract anything from them. Deuteronomy 12:28-32
Being right in His sight all comes back to obedience. Not obedience born out of fear, but love. Worship, giving offerings, resisting temptations, spreading the Gospel, leading others to Jesus, and anything else you could add to this list all comes down to obeying God's Word. His Word is the same--past, present and forever.
Always remember, your faith in the Lord God’s Word is your greatest asset in the Kingdom.
D. Arlene Luchie
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