But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, – Philippians 3:20
As this sin scarred earth grows older, and each of us grow in our faith it seems like we are differentiated from the world in greater and greater ways. Like a citizen of a foreign country visiting Cleveland it is noticable they are not from around here. They may not speak the language, or understand the culture. They may have no clue about how our government, or politics work, the sports we watch, the arts we enjoy, the food we eat.
We, the believers of Jesus, live on the earth among a world that wants to run to pleasure, selfish gain, idols and self centered lives. How we live, practice our business, and raise our families should look different because we are different. We are just passing through. This is boot camp to strengthen us and build our faith up.
We know we are here for just a time… and one day we will be either called home to heaven, or we will see Jesus return to take us home. We are called to watch and pray, wait for the redemption of our souls. This day will come. Until then we are ambassadors of the most high, and we must demonstrate in our life, our speech, and our choices that our citizenship is in heaven. With the power of our great God we can to that!