Seek Your City's Good

Seek Your City's Good

DAY 1 OF 11

Where is your home?

“Our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20)

All over the world, people are fleeing wars, natural disasters, or poverty. These people temporarily live somewhere else as strangers. They may stay there for years but do not really feel at home.

The Bible also contains examples of people who were far from home. Daniel, for example, and Esther. They had been deported to another country. Even the people of Israel as a whole suffered that fate. They lived in Babylon for 70 years while their own land was in ruins.

The Bible says that every Christian is essentially a stranger, even if he lives in the land where his family has been at home for generations. For “our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20). We do live here on earth, but we are not really at home here. We look forward to leaving earth and coming home to the Lord in His Kingdom, our heavenly homeland (Hebrews 11:16).

Does that apply to you as well? Are you part of God's Kingdom because you have become His child? How does that stamp your life here on earth?

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Seek Your City's Good

As Christians, we are not at home in this world. Instead, “our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20). We are exiles and strangers here. What does this mean for our daily lives? How are we to act in the city and na...

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