Isaiah 9:7b He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, (when the Messiah comes, and He has and His kingdom has begun, just as David reigned over the people of God, today Jesus reigns sovereign over the people of God; knowing that we are His, owned and ruled by Him today, gives us the assurance and hope that we don’t face challenges and difficulties in our lives alone, that, as the kind and loving Ruler of His kingdom that He is, Jesus is quick to look to the needs that lie within us) establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. (forming His kingdom, not by earthly warfare, but by overcoming evil through spiritual warfare, Jesus and His authority are the foundation upon which this kingdom of goodness is built, established and upheld by the humility of His sacrifice, by the purity of His sinlessness, and by the compassion of His reconciliation that makes us right with God; forming His kingdom in us through a personal relationship with us, Jesus reigns supreme in our lives today upholding us, covering us, and giving us unmerited, undeserved, and unearned justice and righteousness that springs from His great love and mercy— His justice and righteousness, not ours!) May the Lord richly bless you this day! Submitted by:Sally Shields