Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This is not our home



If you happen to listen to contemporary Christian music you will most likely have heard the song "Where I Belong," by building 429. The chorus of the song reminds us that this is not our home, the song reinforces what the Bible teaches that we are strangers and pilgrims here and now, we are to be looking for our heavenly home (Hebrews 11:13).

Chorus:

- All i know is I'm not home yet this is not where I belong take this world and give me Jesus this is not where I belong

Have you ever been somewhere and did not feel that you fit-in or that you just did not belong, it could be a social setting, work environment, or even at church---that feeling of just not belonging SHOULD be part of the christian psyche as we are just passing through this world; because we really belong to another. 

This world-view changes that way the believer lives his life in this world. As this Biblical truth takes root in your life, it begins to change you from the inside out. We are to "set our affection" on things that are above (Colossians 3:1), we are to ''store up treasure in heaven" (Matthew 6:20). 

One of the most fascinating passages in the entire Bible is found in 11 Corinthians 4:18, where the apostle Paul tell the believers:

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.



 Some thoughts on this verse:

1. Believers are "not to look at those things that are seen.
2. Believers are to "be looking" at those things that are eternal.
3. The reason why we should not look at the things that are seen---they are just temporary.
4. The reason we should "fix" our attention (spiritual eye) on the things that are not seen---they are eternal.

Father, help us to walk by faith and not by sight. Father, help us to set our affections on those things that are eternal (those things that really matter to You). Give us the wisdom to walk with the thought that this life is like a vapor, it appears for a little time and then it goes away.


















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