Chronicles of the Kingdom: Crooked Lines

I have been asked by a few why I haven’t posted and when I will. I had to take a break… work things placing high demands on me. Will gist you about that later.

This December, I’ll do a little make up for the last month and then go all the way for this Christmas with “Seeing Jesus, (the Reason for the Season) in every page of the Bible.”

You’ll love it and how it would bless you.

“If a man cannot obey simple rules, do not make him a ruler… for he will draw crooked lines”.
~Dr. Tunde Bakare~

Frederick the Great of Prussia was walking on the outskirts of Berlin when he encountered a very old man proceeding in the opposite direction.

Frederick asked him, “Who are you?”

“I am a King,” replied the old man.

“A King!” laughed Frederick. “Over what kingdom do you reign?”

The old man replied with confidence, “Over myself”.

That is profound.

How the aged man captures, in those few words, the dynamics and reality of God’s kingdom.

The Genesis account tells us we were created to have dominion over the physical creation. But how can we rule an entire universe when we fail on a daily basis to have dominion over our bodies and its passions?

For we are not kings if we cannot rule over our own bodies, Adam and Eve are proof of that. They lost their dominion of earth over appetite. Esau lost his birthright to the kingdom over a bowl of pottage. And since then humanity has constantly stumbled over their cravings.

The Lord Jesus instructs us to temper our emotions and passions,

“By your patience possess your souls”.
(Luke 21:19)

But many have turned a deaf ear to His word. Today we see the carnage it leaves in their wake.

There is a saying, “If a man cannot obey simple rules, don’t make him a ruler, for he will draw crooked lines”.

What are your pitfalls? What stumbling blocks do you have between you and the kingdom?

Don’t let your appetite be your downfall. Don’t dig your grave with your mouth. The body is not meant for sex neither the belly for food. You are God’s temple.

Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
(1 Corinthians 6:13)

Adams Allison.