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His Kingdom, Our Home

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“For my kingdom is not of this world…” - John 18:36

Jesus minced no words in this statement to Pilate as He stood to be condemned to death. Jesus knew where His citizenship lay. As children of God, we seldom remember that our citizenship too is where Jesus is: heaven. This planet is not suitable any longer for the follower of Jesus. It hasn’t been suitable actually since the Fall of man. We were not created to suffer and toil in agony. We were not created to hate and kill. We were not created to sin or be sinned against. God created us to be in relationship with Him. We were made to love God and be loved by Him and not to be enemies of Him. Jesus knew it clearly from the beginning. We have difficulty processing the fact that this is not our home. God has something better. His Kingdom is the Kingdom of God where there is peace, love, joy, kindness, gentleness, and the like. This world was not Jesus’ home and neither is it the child of God’s home. Thank God that He paid the price that needed to be paid and that now His Kingdom is our Kingdom too.

How are you regularly inviting others into the Kingdom of God?

Eternal Treasure

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"for where your treasure is there will your heart be also." Luke 12:34

This is an amazing verse of Scripture. Read it again slowly. Notice the words and meditate on them as you reread them over and over and over: "For where your treasure IS there your heart WILL BE also." "Is" is a present tense verb. It means "now" or "currently." "Will be" is a future tense verb. This means "in the time to come" or "in the future." Wherever you choose to place your money, your energy, and your time will be the place your heart will go. In other words, when you place your treasure in pleasure on earth, that is where you'll find your heart sooner or later. We cannot invest in something and not care about its health or well-being. And conversely, we will not be concerned with things we have not placed time and energy on or in. Ask God to be wise with the treasure He has provided for you. Ask Him for the desire to "send it on ahead" instead of placing where it will never last.

Prayer:

Are you investing your time, talent, and treasure in that which is eternal for the sake of mission?

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