Keys to the Kingdom

This is what the Kingdom of God is like

Mark 4:26
Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalms 92:2-3,13-16; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34

The story is told of an ancient king who presented his court jester with a beautiful wand…

“I give you this trophy,” said the king, “to symbolize your status as the greatest fool in my kingdom. You are to keep it until you can give it to a greater fool than yourself.”

The court jester good-naturedly accepted the award. Some time later, the king was dying and asked to see the jester. “I want to say good-bye,” he said. “I am going on a long journey that will last forever.” The jester then asked, “What have you done to prepare for this great trip?” “Nothing whatever,” the king replied. “Since I don’t know exactly where I am going on this long journey, there is nothing to be done.” To which the jester replied, “Then take this wand. You are the biggest fool of all!”

The Apostle Paul has summarized our final destiny in the one word: “heirs.” “If God made you a son, then…

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