WHERE IS YOUR REAL HOME?

November 12, 2019

WHERE IS YOUR REAL HOME?

 

Most of the people in the world would answer this in one way without hesitation. They would name the small piece of real estate upon which they live on this earth. And many would measure their lives by the value of the material things they have been able to gain and possess in this life. Their “net worth."

 

But for those who know Christ, there is a very different answer. It is an answer that changes everything in this life and the life to come.

 

3 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
 14 For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
 15 And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.
 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.

 

True believers live in two worlds. Wise believers have increasingly released their hold on this world knowing that the next is far more valuable. They see themselves as "strangers and exiles on the earth.” 

 

They do not mind losing something of their earthly property for the sake of Christ. "For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.” (Hebrews 10:34). This is why GIVING is not a problem for those who see the world properly. They remember that Jesus said we are not to lay up treasures here, but through our giving lay up treasures in heaven.

 

They are looking to the better country, seeking it, desiring it. And God is cooperating with them in their desire. He owns them as His children and is preparing an unbelievable place for them that is untouched by time, unstained by sin, and unhindered by decay. An inheritance that "imperishable, undefiled, and will not fade away" as Peter said.

 

Who is wiser? Those who seek and hold tightly to this world, or those who hold loosely the things of this life knowing that something far better is coming?




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