The Kingdoms of the World


The kingdoms of the world have their day.  Like the flowers of the field they have their Summer of splendor.


But compared to the eternal kingdom of heaven, they are little more than sand castles.


And like all the treasures of this world, they too shall pass away.

Kingdoms come and go, and most are not even remembered.

There is no remembrance of former things,
nor will there be any remembrance
of later things yet to be
among those who come after.

— Ecclesiastes 1:11, ESV.

Time marches on.


Only one kingdom will endure forever, and that kingdom will not be built by human hands.  (Daniel 2:34, 44-45).  Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth … but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  (Matthew 6:19-21, ESV).

Build on the Rock.  (Matthew 7:24-27).  Trust what will last.  Hope in the Eternal.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare to make no other claim
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

— “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less,” CW 382:1.


One thought on “The Kingdoms of the World

  1. The kingdom of God is within, thank God! Christ Jesus is the living manifestation, the visible manifestation of our unseen Father! Christ removes the veil and we can behold Jesus face to face, a clear mirror, and we are transformed into his image and likeness from glory to glory!!!!!!!! To God be the Glory now and forever and ever!

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