16.) I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick....
16.) And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things I will do unto them, and not forsake them
Being anemic has really given me an appreciation of the verses in Isaiah 40:28-31. I love verse 31 even more; (but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.)
In this summary of the earthly life of Jesus Christ, the first
thing mentioned is that He "went about doing good."
What does the Bible mean when it speaks of "doing good?"
Doing good must involve some type of giving: either of time or
resources. How else can anyone do good?
Look at some of the verses that instruct us to "do good."
MATTHEW 5:44 NKJ
44 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse
you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who
spitefully use you and persecute you,
LUKE 6:27,33,35 NKJ
27 "But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to
those who hate you,
33 "And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit
is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
35 "But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for
nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will
be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and
GALATIANS 6:10 NKJ
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all,
especially to those who are of the household of faith.
HEBREWS 13:16 NKJ
16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased.
SAY THIS: Like my Lord Jesus, I will go about doing good.
What Is The Kingdom Of God?
ROMANS 14:17 ESV
17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and
drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy
A kingdom is the domain of a king. It is wherever a king
governs, or is in control. A king can be in control without
being physically present. Wherever his ideas and rules are
governing is part of his domain, or kingdom.
This is the point of Romans 14:17. God's kingdom is not just a
location where you would live (eat and drink), but it is
everywhere we allow God and His spirit to govern us.
So the Kingdom of God includes everywhere the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ is acknowledged as King. It is where His
ideas govern and where His rules are obeyed.
1 JOHN 4:8 ESV
8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is
God is love, so the Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of Love.
There can be no selfishness in the Kingdom of Love.
In the Kingdom of Love, everyone delights to help others. Not
by force, for it will be our joy to do everything we can to
benefit everyone else. (Therefore it will be Heaven!) Every
inhabitant will have the same nature as Jesus Christ, a nature
of selfless love for others.
LUKE 17:20-21 NLT
20 One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, "When will the Kingdom of
God come?" Jesus replied, "The Kingdom of God can't be detected
by visible signs.
21 You won't be able to say, 'Here it is!' or 'It's over
there!' For the Kingdom of God is already among you."
So the Kingdom of God is not restricted to a certain place or
time, like Spain or the USA -- or even Heaven. The Kingdom of
God is everywhere that God is accepted and acknowledged. The
Kingdom of God is everywhere the nature and ideas of God
The Kingdom of God means the rule of God, where God's Word (His
ideas) are followed. Not acting on God's Word is stepping into
the kingdom of darkness.
SAY THIS: I am part of the Kingdom of God, Who is Love.