“Sojourners And Pilgrims” By Kirk Hunt
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
James 3:17 NKJV
Sojourners and pilgrims are temporary residents of a place but make no effort to become permanent citizens. It is not, nor should be, adversarial. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are foreigners and voyagers, seeking our final destination in God’s Kingdom.
You are a temporary resident of your place. No matter what it says on your title deed or mortgage contract. Christians are (or should be) marching to Zion, the beautiful city of God.
As you travel through this current land, bless and witness to those around you. Let your honorable, Godly conduct compel men and women to praise and magnify God. Let your passing through this world seem like a visitation by God to those left behind.
Of course, God’s Kingdom should be established within you. That is how you can leave His glory behind as a witness and enticement for others to seek God. You can only teach or demonstrate what you know.
As God’s people, we are only passing through. By living a truly Godly life, we can leave good works and God’s glory in the wake of our travels. What we leave behind should lead people to God and His Kingdom.
Think: I am passing through to God’s Kingdom. Do others want to join me on my journey?
Pray: “Lord, help me to travel to Your Kingdom.”
Copyright © August 2017, Kirk Hunt
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