5 Daily Devotional Friday

“Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul” (1 Peter 2:11).

This exhortation is based upon the assumption that God’s people are best suited for life somewhere else; that their standards of behavior are a better fit for their “home” culture of heaven, not the culture in which they live. While holier-than-thou Christians are a turn-off to everyone, we can ill-afford to think that worldlier-than-thou saints are of any help to the mission of Christ. Aliens stand out; they don’t blend in.

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