No Help Wanted

Redbird's Roost

“Behold, I will pour our my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention; And you neglected all my counsel and did not want my reproof.” Proverbs 1:23b-25 (NASB)
Generally speaking, God’s kingdom is a synonym for God’s rule. Those who choose to live in His kingdom (though still very much alive on Planet Earth) choose to live under His authority. . .
The kingdom is the invisible realm where God rules as supreme authority. That’s helpful news. The bad news is that we, by nature, don’t want Him to rule over us; we much prefer to please ourselves. . .
To put it bluntly, we don’t want anybody other than ourselves ruling over us! Much like those people in a story Jesus once told, “We do not want this man…

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