A transitory life

…For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from which they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he has prepared for them a city. Hebrews 11:14-16

God is not ashamed to be called their God bcos they seek the heavenly city. If their hopes are in this present world then it stands to reason that God would be ashamed of them.

We are transitory, and the world is transient, a vapor which appears and then vanishes.

4 Responses to “A transitory life”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    Why didn’t Jesus, the LORD of Glory, use His faith to build massive cathedrals, Christian institutions etc? Bcos He was just passing thru. His life testified to that. My Kingdom is not of this world, for now. Why do Christians differ with Him on this?

  2. mkayla Says:

    Maybe they aren’t truly Christians after all. If they do not do what He has said, if they have forgotten what you pointed out, My kingdom is not of this world, and that the church referred to when He said, “On this rock I will build my church” was that of a spiritual church (or kingdom) and not one made by human hands.

  3. ian vincent Says:

    Hi M’Kayla, Amen. Yet even Jesus was tempted at one point to grasp the things of the world, worldly power, wealth and influence, so then the temptation is there for all of us, daily.

    Yes, there is a spiritual legacy we can leave behind us, the Word of God which endures forever.

    Yes, Praise God that Jesus is building His Church and it’s not made with human hands. That encouraged me, thanks.

  4. ian vincent Says:

    On the matter of grasping worldly power and authority:

    The thought has sometimes crossed my mind, in years gone by, that i could return to Australia and get employed as a Pastor of a congregation. I wouldn’t need to trust God for my finances anymore, for i would be paid a salary, and people would listen to me, after all, i would be ‘the Pastor’, eh, and everyone knows that it’s God alone who places ‘Pastors’ in their office, right? It’s got nothing to with a man needing a job, maintaining a culture or tradition, right?

    I perhaps would do such a thing but decline the salary contract, and use that position to try and bring about the NT pattern in that congregation, which, for that to happen, would have to be God, as the majority of Christians today don’t want real relationships and they don’t want a relational church like in the NT.

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