Wednesday is for Thinking
One of the problems that Christians face in every age is how to be in the world but not of the world (cf. John 17:11 and 1 John 2:15). How are we to exist in the world without becoming like the world? How are we to love the world in the way that God loves the world without becoming corrupted by the world (John 3:16)? How are we to bless the citizens of this world while living as citizens of a different, bigger, holier, eternal kingdom that is not of this world? How do we work for the will of God to be done on earth, just as it is done in heaven while living for a kingdom and King who are not of this world (Mt. 6:7-13; John 18:36; 2 Cor. 5:1-2)?
One thing we must do, is not allow ourselves to get too comfortable in this world. That’s what I address in my new book and what Harry Blamiers* is addressing in his book Where Do We Stand in the World?
“… Blamiers makes the essential point that ‘the Christian vocation is always to be a citizen of another kingdom, and therefore to live uneasily in the kingdom of this world.'”
from the Forward to Harry Blamires book, (p. x)
Where Do We Stand? An Examination of the Christian’s
Position in the World
* Blamiers was a student and later, a friend of C.S. Lewis.
Let’s live “uneasily in the world” so that this world gets a foretaste of the world and the Kingdom to come.