“Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:19-20 (ESV)
This world is not our home, which is precisely why our hearts are troubled by the decline of our times. We should stand for truth in society and voice our opposition to sin, but our hope is in the return of our Redeemer. Our faith in Christ gives us an eternal perspective, so we hold things here loosely and hold things of eternity firmly.
We should be supportive citizens of our earthly nations and guide them as we can to righteous paths, but ultimately our hope is in our eternal Kingdom where we are already recognized as forever citizens.
Let’s pray today that we may keep an eternal perspective in our temporary world.