Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This World Is Not My Home

"I am a stranger in the earth" (Ps. 119:19).

The Psalmist of our text was saying this world was not his home. If you are a Christian, it’s not your home either. We just passing through. We are strangers and pilgrims (1 Pet. 2:11; Heb. 11:13). Our citizenship is in heaven (Phil. 3:20). We are“fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God(Eph. 2:19). Christ has “made us sit together in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6). We are in the world, but we are not of the world. We are twice-born in a world of once-born people.

We are like a deep sea diver who is underwater and outside his natural environment. He could not live if he weren’t linked to his life supply above. That’s the way we need to live. If we are to survive, we must stay linked to Jesus who is our life. The Bible says we’re not to set our affections on things beneath, but on things above where Christ sitteth at the right hand of the Father (Col. 3:1).

How's your lifeline? Where are your affections? David said,"I have set my affection to the house of my God" (1 Chron. 29:3). That is about as close to "home" as you can get this side of heaven.

By Pas. Al Hughes

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