TO THE BIBLE: Colossians 3:2-4
“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
“I’m not of this world; I’m from above!” Tyler declared boldly and loudly while praying. Marty, his kid brother, overheard him and later asked, “Hey, Tyler, you said you’re not of this world; does that mean you’re an alien?”
“No Marty, I’m not an alien, but you see, when you’re born again, you become a citizen of God’s heavenly kingdom. That’s why I said I’m not of this world, but from above, just like Jesus.”
The Lord Jesus Himself said, “…My kingdom is not of this world…” (John 18:36), which means He actually does have a Kingdom. By virtue of the new birth, you’ve become a citizen of that spiritual kingdom of God, and this is where God expects you to function from.
This world isn’t your permanent home; you’re here only temporarily. According to the Bible, we’re only going to be in this world for a while, because the whole earth will be replaced with another one soon (Revelation 21:1). Therefore, you must set your focus on those things that truly matter, and not on the fleeting pleasures of this present world (Colossians 3:2-4).
Until, and unless you come to that level in your life where Christ is your focus, you’ll be living an empty life. Let nothing compete with your love for the Lord. Get to that point where your love for Jesus and the expansion of His kingdom are all that matter to you.
Precious Father, I thank you for the privilege and honour of being a vital member of your spiritual Kingdom. Loving and living for you is all that matters to me; and I’m committed to expanding your Kingdom with the Gospel, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 7:1-24, 1 Kings 15-17
Mark 10:23-31, Numbers 18
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