“Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.” (Hebrews 11:16, NIV)
Being heavenly minded, but earthly sensitive, is a core principle in practicing KingdomNomics. What does that mean?
It means that we know we’re passing through this temporary world on the way to our permanent home in heaven. With that in mind, we make choices in light of investing the three Ts – time, talent, and treasure – for the advancement of God’s kingdom.
Those who came before us did the same thing. Hebrews 11 lists people of faith who, from the beginning of time, chose to listen to God and guided their lives accordingly. The list included Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abram, and Moses. They willingly exchanged many of the temporary pleasures of this world so they could inherit the promises made to them by God. In faith, they looked forward to heaven.
We have the same opportunity. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can daily overcome the siren songs of this world and live for Christ, who loves us and died for us.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I imitating those heroes of faith who willingly exchanged the temporary pleasures and values of this world for the eternal values of the world to come? What choices can I make to show I am willing to do this?
Today, I encourage you to set a goal to be a low-profile, high-impact player (servant) for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.