Thine Is the Kingdom and Glory Forever

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007

We must recognize that the source of every good gift is God; the ground of every good gift is the righteousness of Christ; and the goal of every good gift is the glory of God and advancement of his kingdom in this world.
"Prayer is not some battering ram by which we gain entrance to God's treasury," wrote H. Hobbs, in his Matthew commentary. "It is a receptacle by which we receive that which He already longs to give us." So far, our Lord, in such simple profundity, has given us a systematic theology of prayer. We have access to the one true God, creator of heaven and earth, because, through the saving sacrifice and mediation of Christ, we have been made sons of God and co-heirs of Christ. Paul put it this way: "Blessed be ...

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