Longing for a Better Country – a Heavenly One

To those of you who, like me, consider yourself an Ambassador of the King of kings who has entrusted us to bring the characteristics of Heaven to earth, I’d like to call your attention to a few words from Eternity that are on my mind. The words come from all across texts of the New Testament and I’ve placed their eternal purpose together here in a paragraph that should bless our days, fix our eyes and set our hearts on things higher:

“Admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth… they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there. Be sure as citizens to conduct yourselves in a manner of life worthy of the good news of Christ. Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. Remind the people to respect the government and be law-abiding, always ready to lend a helping hand. No insults, no fights. God’s people should be bighearted and courteous. The wisdom that comes from above leads us to be pure, friendly, gentle, sensible, kind, helpful, genuine, and sincere. When peacemakers plant seeds of peace, they will harvest justice. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Heb 11: 13, 16; Phil 3: 20; Phil 1: 27;  1 Pet 2: 13, Rom 13: 1, Titus 3: 1,2; James 3: 17, 18; Matt 5:9



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