It’s helpful to pause amidst the busyness of life to reflect on who we are in Christ Jesus. These thoughts from Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones serve as a helpful “tap on the shoulder” to remind us of this glorious life that we as believers have been called to.
“What is a Christian? Paul tells the Colossians that a Christian is a man who has been translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son.
I no longer belong to the world. I belong to the kingdom of Christ, the kingdom of light, the kingdom of glory, the kingdom of God.
Here I am and the world has nothing to do with me. I am not of it. I am in this other kingdom.
Oh, I am still existing in this world, but I no longer belong to it. I have been translated. And my citizenship is now in heaven, from whence also we look for the Savior, and we know that we shall ever go on and be with the Lord.
He, by dying on the cross, separates me from the world, puts me into His own kingdom, introduces me to God, and makes me a child of God, and an heir of eternal bliss.”
~Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Cross: God’s Way of Salvation
“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
~Colossians 1:13-14 (ESV)