We tend to cling to our standing, to our glory, and to our little kingdoms to grasp at some sense of our significance. That’s why we so often, like Saul, have so much trouble letting go of our kingdom and glory. But as Paul reminds us, Jesus Christ emptied himself in order to secure our standing with God. We have more standing in what Christ has done for us than we will ever secure in our accomplishments, that we have more glory in God’s favor than we can ever acquire from the approval and acclaim of the world, and that we have a greater place as residents of Christ’s kingdom than we could ever have as lords of our own kingdoms.
Pastor Nicoletti preaches “Which Kingdom Are You Fighting For?” from 1 Samuel 18:6-30.