April 29, 1984
The Bible strikes a consistent balance between looking back in remembrance and looking forward in expectancy. As Alistair Begg explains, in his letter to the Philippians, Paul drew his readers’ attention to their designation as citizens of heaven. Their hope, as ours, was not for this world but for the one who is to come—namely, Jesus. His return will be both glorious and powerful, yet also secret and sudden, and it will bring separation between those who believe and those who reject Him.
20But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
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