Matthew 6:13 - For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.

Matthew 6:13 (KJV) For thine is the kingdom, 
and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 


The Doxology
   The end of the Lord's Prayer " "For 
Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory 
forever. Amen" " is a doxology so beautiful that it 
somehow seems almost irreverent to try to dissect 
it. Some believe that Jesus did not actually say 
these words. They claim that they were added by 
someone else at a later date, which is why they are 
not included in some versions of the Bible. Some 
manuscripts have it, and some do not. I have looked long 
at the evidence for and against their inclusion 
in the sacred Scriptures, and I am perfectly 
satisfied myself that they were part of Jesus' 
original pattern of prayer.  
   The prayer ends as it begins, with an 
assertion of God's majesty and glory: "Yours is the 
kingdom." I believe that the emphasis here should be 
placed on the word "is," to read, "Yours is the 
   Despite all appearances to the contrary, 
God has never abdicated His position as ruler of 
the universe. What a heartening thought this can 
be in these days, a thought to fill the soul 
with song and flood the heart with hope and 
gladness. It is true that there are many things in the 
world that militate against His authority"war, 
poverty, unemployment, drink, gambling, social 
impurity, and so on. All these seem a flat and final 
refutation of the phrase "Yours is the kingdom," but 
their days are numbered. The hour will come when 
the kingdoms of this world will signal their 
final surrender and pledge allegiance to their 
rightful Lord.  
   O Father, help me to see, despite all the 
situations and circumstances which might deny Your 
eternal Kingship, that You are reigning over the 
world now. Yours is the final control. I am so 
thankful. Amen. [Every Day With Jesus Bible with 
Selwyn Hughes devotional] re Revelation 11:15 

Thine is the kingdom. This clause introduces 
the doxology to the Lords Prayer. Important 
textual evidence may be cited (cf. p. 146) for the 
omission of this doxology. It is not in Lukes 
version of the prayer (Luke 11:4). However, the 
sentiment it expresses is certainly scriptural, and 
closely parallels 1 Chron. 29:11"13. A shorter 
doxology occurs in 2 Tim. 4:18. The kingdom, 
power, and glory here ascribed to the Father 
certainly include the present kingdom of divine grace 
in the hearts of men, but look forward 
primarily to the glorious kingdom to be ushered in 
with the return of Christ to this earth to reign 
in power and glory (see on v. 10). [SDA Bible 


   Our Lord's prayer has given us a 
blueprint for the Great House of God. From the living 
room of our Father to the family room with our 
friends, we are learning why David longed to "live in 
the house of the LORD forever" (Ps. 23:6). In 
God's house we have everything we need: a solid 
foundation, an abundant table, sturdy walls, and an 
impenetrable roof of grace. 
   And now, having seen every room and 
explored each corner, we have one final stop. Not to 
a new room, but to one we have visited 
earlier. We return to the chapel. We return to the 
room of worship. The chapel, remember, is where 
we stand before God and confess, "Hallowed be 
thy name." 
   The chapel is the only room in the house 
of God we visit twice. It's not hard to see 
why. It does us twice as much good to think about 
God as it does to think about anyone or anything 
else. God wants us to begin and end our prayers 
thinking of him. Jesus is urging us to look at the 
peak more than we look at the trail. The more we 
focus up there, the more inspired we are down 
   Some years ago a sociologist accompanied 
a group of mountain climbers on an expedition. 
Among other things, he observed a distinct 
correlation between cloud cover and contentment. When 
there was no cloud cover and the peak was in view, 
the climbers were energetic and cooperative. 
When the gray clouds eclipsed the view of the 
mountaintop, though, the climbers were sullen and 
   The same thing happens to us. As long as 
our eyes are on his majesty there is a bounce in 
our step. But let our eyes focus on the dirt 
beneath us and we will grumble about every rock and 
crevice we have to cross. For this reason Paul 
urged, "Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, 
absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look 
up, and be alert to the things going on around 
Christ"that's where the action is. See things from his 
perspective" (Col 3:1-2 MSG). 
   Paul challenges you to "be alert to the 
things going on around Christ." The Psalmist 
reminds you to do the same, only he uses a different 
phrase. "O magnify the LORD with me and let us exalt 
his name together" (Ps. 34:3). 
   Magnify. What a wonderful verb to 
describe what we do in the chapel. When you magnify 
an object, you enlarge it so that you can 
understand it. When we magnify God, we do the same. We 
enlarge our awareness of him so we can understand 
him more. This is exactly what happens in the 
chapel of worship - we take our mind off ourselves 
and set it on God. The emphasis is on him. 
"Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory 
   And this is exactly the purpose of this 
final phrase in the Lord's prayer. [Max Lucado 
Daily Devotional at maxlucado.com] 


   The last like the first sentence of the 
Lord's Prayer, points to our Father as above all 
power and authority and every name that is named. 
The Saviour beheld the years that stretched out 
before His disciples, not, as they had dreamed, 
lying in the sunshine of worldly prosperity and 
honor, but dark with the tempests of human hatred 
and satanic wrath. Amid national strife and 
ruin, the steps of the disciples would be beset 
with perils, and often their hearts would be 
oppressed by fear. They were to see Jerusalem a 
desolation, the temple swept away, its worship forever 
ended, and Israel scattered to all lands, like 
wrecks on a desert shore. Jesus said, "Ye shall 
hear of wars and rumors of wars." "Nation shall 
rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 
and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and 
earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the 
beginning of sorrows." Matthew 24:6-8. Yet Christ's 
followers were not to fear that their hope was lost or 
that God had forsaken the earth. The power and 
the glory belong unto Him whose great purposes 
would still move on unthwarted toward their 
consummation. In the prayer that breathes their daily 
wants, the disciples of Christ were directed to 
look above all the power and dominion of evil, 
unto the Lord their God, whose kingdom ruleth 
over all and who is their Father and everlasting 
   The ruin of Jerusalem was a symbol of the 
final ruin that shall overwhelm the world. The 
prophecies that received a partial fulfillment in the 
overthrow of Jerusalem have a more direct application 
to the last days. We are now standing on the 
threshold of great and solemn events. A crisis is 
before us, such as the world has never witnessed. 
And sweetly to us, as to the first disciples, 
comes the assurance that God's kingdom ruleth over 
all. The program of coming events is in the hands 
of our Maker. The Majesty of heaven has the 
destiny of nations, as well as the concerns of His 
church, in His own charge. The divine Instructor is 
saying to every agent in the accomplishment of His 
plans, as He said to Cyrus, "I girded thee, though 
thou hast not known Me." Isaiah 45:5.  
   In the vision of the prophet Ezekiel 
there was the appearance of a hand beneath the 
wings of the cherubim. This is to teach His 
servants that it is divine power which gives them 
success. Those whom God employs as His messengers are 
not to feel that His work is dependent upon 
them. Finite beings are not left to carry this 
burden of responsibility. He who slumbers not, who 
is continually at work for the accomplishment 
of His designs, will carry forward His own 
work. He will thwart the purposes of wicked men, 
and will bring to confusion the counsels of 
those who plot mischief against His people. He who 
is the King, the Lord of hosts, sitteth between 
the cherubim, and amid the strife and tumult of 
nations He guards His children still. He who ruleth 
in the heavens is our Saviour. He measures 
every trial, He watches the furnace fire that must 
test every soul. When the strongholds of kings 
shall be overthrown, when the arrows of wrath 
shall strike through the hearts of His enemies, 
His people will be safe in His hands.  
   "Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the 
power, and the glory, and the victory, and the 
majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the 
earth is Thine. In Thine hand is power and 
might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and 
to give strength unto all." 1 Chronicles 29:11, 
12.  MB102-22 


End Your Day with a Good Word
   How you end your day makes all the 
difference in how you sleep. And how you sleep makes 
all the difference in how youre able to 
function the next day. To live with purpose, you need 
to end your day well. 
   End your day with a benediction - a good 
word. There is no better word than Gods Word. 
Read some promises from God. Be encouraged by 
truth, like this last line from the Lord's Prayer: 
"For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the 
glory forever. Amen (Matthew 6:13 AMP). 
   When you end your day with this verse, 
you're going to sleep a whole lot better, because 
it contains two incredibly encouraging truths: 
   God is in control.
   Politicians aren't in control. Other 
nations aren't. Your boss isn't. God is ultimately 
in control. The Bible says, "The kings heart 
is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; 
he guides it wherever he pleases" (Proverbs 
21:1 NLT). That's why the world changes when 
God's people pray. He's waiting for us to talk to 
him and surrender the burdens that are keeping 
us from rest. 
   God and his family win in the end!
   This isnt the end of the story. When 
you read the last chapter of the Bible, you 
discover that God wins. If the last thing you look at 
before you go to bed is either news or late-night 
TV hosts talking about the news, then youll 
go to bed depressed. But if you go to bed with 
Gods truth playing in your head, then youll go 
to bed with peace. 
   Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom said, 
"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. 
If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you 
look at Christ, you'll be at rest."  
   Where are you looking to find rest? 
Before you end your day, remind yourself of Gods 
truth. Say to him, "God, you're in control. This is 
not the end of the story, and we win in the end. 
Good night, Lord. I'll see you in the morning."  
   Then, sleep in peace. [Daily Devotional 
by Rick Warren: 


Matthew 6:13 - For thine is the kingdom, and 
the power, and the glory, for ever. 


Matthew 6:9-13 - The Lord's Prayer - part 6 
- For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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