Aliens

It’s ETERNITY WEEK here on GUWG, where all week long we’re lifting our eyes and looking at things from God’s perspective.

Here’s today’s mind-altering verse …

Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. (1 Peter 2:11)

Aliens? Think about it. We believe that:

Aliens?

This week on GUWG, we’re looking at ROCK’S GREATEST HITS — words of wisdom from the disciple Jesus nicknamed “Rock” (aka Peter).

Here’s today’s selection. We’ve talked about this before here on GUWG but it’s a great reminder of who we REALLY are.

Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
(1 Peter 2:11)

Aliens? Think about it. We believe that:

We Are Aliens

. . . you [are] aliens and strangers in the world . . . (1 Peter 2:11)

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:20)

Aliens?

Think about it. We believe that:

  • We’re not really from here. Our real home is Heaven.
  • Our leader came down from Heaven to save His people.
  • He was mistreated by earthlings and killed.
  • He came back to life and then returned to Heaven.
  • He sent His Holy Spirit to continue His work on Earth.
  • The Holy Spirit lives inside us.
  • Our leader will one day return to Earth, we’ll meet Him “in the air” and then He’ll take us home to live with Him forever.

Sounds pretty freaky. But it’s true.

Christians should be different. We should stand out. We should be a little strange. We should be aliens.

So, what’s our mission here on Earth? To “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 2:12)

Want to really stand out? Love your enemies. Be joyful in tough times. Be humble. Be gentle. Be like Jesus.

REMEMBER WHERE YOU’RE FROM