We Christians face a complex existence. We live in this world, but we are no longer of this world. Sometimes our surroundings, our circumstances, our geography can cause us to lose sight of to whom we really belong. Especially given the political and social climate of America today.
People can’t even agree on what makes a good American. No wonder it’s at times challenging to figure out how to be a good Christian and American at the same time. And those two are not necessarily one in the same.
Paul reminds us of where our citizenship really lies and where, by extension our loyalty must lie. “For our citizenship is in heaven,” he wrote to the Philippians. To help focus us on that he also said, “but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Jesus Christ.”
Can we be, at the same time, good citizens of America (or wherever on Earth we happen to reside) and Heaven? Probably. But if the two are ever in conflict we must strive to remember where ultimately our citizenship lies.
This week I’ll be sharing from this part of Philippians chapter 3 during Midday Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM.
07/01/19 Mon Philippians 3:12 - 13
07/02/19 Tue Philippians 3:14 - 15
07/03/19 Wed Philippians 3:16 - 17
07/04/19 Thu Philippians 3:18 - 19
07/05/19 Fri Philippians 3:20 – 21
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