If we as Christians could keep this
thought always prominent before our minds, what a dignity it would
add to our character! what a transforming power it would be! what an
assistance to the new nature in its battle with the low and
groveling tendencies of the old nature now disowned by us and
reckoned dead! “Our citizenship is in heaven,” says the Apostle.
While still living in the world, we are not of it but have
transferred our allegiance and citizenship to the heavenly Kingdom.
. . And now, as
appointees of our Kingdom, while still living
in the world among aliens and strangers, we as
representatives and ambassadors should feel both the dignity and the
honor of the position and the weighty responsibilities
and ever keep in memory the Apostle’s words, “Whatsoever
ye do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord