Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

–Hebrews 12:28-29

After tracing the history of the early Israelite nation, outlining the incomparable majesty of Christ, and exhorting the audience of the book of Hebrews to hold fast to the teachings of Jesus, the author culminates all of his arguments in this one statement: Christians stand in an unshakeable kingdom.

Dallas Willard writes that when we read about the kingdom of God in places like the Psalms and Daniel then:

…we will not doubt that kingdom has existed from the moment of creation and will never end. It cannot be ‘shaken’ and is totally good. It has never been in trouble and never will be. It is not something that human beings produce or, ultimately, can hinder. We do have an invitation to be a part of it….

Receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken does not translate into trouble-free lives. It does mean that remaining in God’s kingdom guarantees we can stand firm in The Unshakeable Kingdom.

It is from this perspective that I live, think, and write.


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