Passing Through - Forward with Ron Moore - February 11, 2018

Passing Through

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20

Years ago I listened to a preacher who, when asked where he was headed replied, "Heaven. Just passing through town on my way." I love that line. It's a great description of the truth in today's passage.

The believer is a stranger and sojourner on this earth. God has made us for eternity, not for the shiny temporal world that surrounds us. We were not made to be satisfied with the worldly stuff. We long for something more, and that "more" is heaven, where our Savior is and we eagerly await His coming.

Certainly, our feet are planted on the earth ... for now. There are bills to pay, families to provide for, relationships to enrich, and responsibilities that only we can fulfill. But don't get too comfortable. Keep your "passport" with you at all times. Keep your bags packed. This is a temporary layover. Under "Citizenship" your passport is marked "Heaven!" That's where every believer is headed. We're just passing through town on our way.

Father, never let me get too comfortable in this land of sojourning. Remind me often to fix my mind on eternal things. Keep my heart yearning for eternity. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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