Lectio – Ephesians 2:19-20 – Citizenship


I was reading this passage earlier today on the “3 Minute Reteat” app.

19 So now you [Gentiles] are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. 20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.

New Living Translation (NLT)

What does it mean to you that you are no longer a stranger and foreigner, but a member of God’s family?

It prompted me to think of what it was like to change nationality, to become a citizen of another country, to choose to be subject to the rule and law of another nation, of another Kingdom…. and yet…

to remain in the location of my original country as an ambassador of my new home.

This is how we should live our Christian lives… fully citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, living as ambassadors of the Kingdom here on earth.

What Kingdom are you representing as an ambassador today?

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