True Christians are Out of This World

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply

Pilate answered: “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered you up to me. What did you do?” Jesus answered: “My kingdom is no part of this world. If my kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be delivered up to the Jews. But, as it is, my kingdom is not from this source” (John 18:35-36).

True Christians are not of this world. Jesus tells Pilate that his kingdom is not of this world.  Or at least not yet. This is why we pray for God’s Kingdom to come and for His will to be done…

Because our citizenship belongs to the Kingdom of Yahweh, we must not get overly focused on loyalties to secular nations.  We must obey Caesar, and give to him our required taxes.  But we must never forget that we will never be back in our homeland until our Father’s Kingdom comes.