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Those who love God’s name shall dwell in Zion

“We are of courage … so whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.”

In this verse, Paul is speaking of the desire to be ‘at home’ with the Lord in heavenly glory rather than in exile here in the body on earth. Yet he counsels courage in whatever state we are in, because of the hope of what is to be. In doing so he recognises that there is a connection between the fullness of the Kingdom which is to come and the arena of the fallen world in which we live at the present.

To garners bright elected?

What sort of crop will we produce? Will we decide to become good grain to be gathered safely into heaven; or become weeds which are separated out and thrown away? This is the choice which is given to us.

The greatest gift is love

God is the source of love, we love because he loved us first. The love we try to show to those around us is God’s love. Let us ask him for the strength to show his love to all of those around us.

Offered the Kingdom and a choice

When we realise the value of the kingdom, then we can give everything which we have to God, and not merely do so grudgingly, but as Christ tells us, ‘joyfully’.