A little girl had misbehaved at the dinner table and was moved to a little table in the corner to finish her meal. No one heard a word from her until she started to pray and said, "Thank you God for preparing a table for me in the presence of my enemies."
For the Christian, the world is not recognized as home. In fact, the scriptures teach that the Christian’s citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). Furthermore, Christians are described as "aliens and strangers" in this present world (I Peter 2:11). It should not be surprising that the moral values and the priorities of those who are in the world are so different from the Christians.’ Those who belong to God have their first allegiance to the word of heaven. This is counted as strange to many (I Peter 4:3-4). Whatever the issue, the main difference is one of authority, of origin.
The heavenly Father’s provision for His children is enough. The world may never understand why we walk the path we walk, and take the stand we take, but it is enough that we set at the Father’s table and partake of His bread (Psalm 23:5).
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