by Meg@bluffparkbaptist.org | Thursday, March 2, 2017
Our good friend Matthew took the oath of American citizenship this past Tuesday. He was so excited to finally be a citizen of the United States of America; it has been his dream for a very long time. I have to confess that I take my citizenship for granted far too often.
But don’t we, as Christians, do the same thing? Paul wrote in his letter to the church a Philippi: “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ…” He was speaking of the way we live and conduct ourselves in this earthly life. We live here, we associate with all others who live here, our livelihood is here…yet we are different.
And yet, sometimes, we seem to take our Christianity for granted. We blend in with the natives of this world way too easily. By our actions, our attitudes, or demeanor, and our words we identify less as citizens of the Kingdom of God than as citizens of the “world”. That just shouldn’t be.
Friends, be thankful for your citizenship in heaven. Work hard to uphold everything that Kingdom stands for. Make God proud of the way you live. Let the whole world yearn for the citizenship you posses and the life that empowers you to live.
Say good things about your Savior and about His church here at Bluff Park!