Sunday, September 17

Matthew 13:47

Returning to the subject of empire, Jesus uses the parable of the net to show us how God's kingdom will remove evil power structures and people from power. The net here symbolizes imperial aggression, and of course the fish represent people. 

What power structures can you identify today that are working against God's rule? Identify these structures in the world, but also identify them in your own life. What has power over you that is keeping you from living out God's greatest purposes for your life?