“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.” – Luke 14:23
When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, we become servants of our Great King, God Almighty, and citizens of Heaven. Praise God! We become ambassadors and emissaries of our Father. Our mission: to give out the Gospel and lead others to Christ.
In Luke 14:23, the verse doesn’t say, Go out and plant your roots deeply in the lands in which you are sojourning. The verse doesn’t say get yourself deeply entangled in the cares and politics of the lands you are journeying through. The verse doesn’t say to join with the religious lost and politically conservative citizens of the country you’re traveling through to help them defend “morality” and make the nation “great again.”
Our King is in Heaven and His mission for us is to compel others to accept Christ so they can become citizens of Heaven also. Empires and nations of this world rise and fall but our King sits on an everlasting throne. Many Christians have not only unpacked their suitcases, they’ve thrown them into the dumpster. Their roots are deep into this world and this country and they worship at the altar of nationalism alongside the politically like-minded unsaved.
“Dear friends, I urge you, as FOREIGNERS and EXILES, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” – 1 Peter 2:11-12
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