Word at Work September 27, 2016

Scripture: Hebrews 11:8-10

Hebrews 11:8-10 gives us a transcendent life-view that is tremendously important. Verses 8-10 say. “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” A transcendent life-view is realizing that God has a habitation that you and I are going to occupy that is beyond this life. Having a transcendent life-view is to look beyond this life to the New Jerusalem that we are going to inhabit. This is that eternal, heavenly perspective that transforms how we view life and how we live our lives. We are to look to the things that are above and not to the things which are on earth. Life is not about our comfort or our blessing. Life is not about what we derive from it personally. In the bigger scheme of things it is really about our contribution to the Kingdom of God and how we use our faith to serve Him. When we use our faith to serve Him and please Him, then we eat the best there is. But we have to use our faith to ‘feed’ Him first. If the church had a transcendent life-view it would change so much about the church-culture today. It would help us walk where God wants us and be where He wants us to be. We need to see the reality of the New Jerusalem and the life we are going to live in it once we are there. The only way we can use our faith to ‘feed’ Him is to put the Lord, His will and His purpose first. And afterward we can eat and drink the very best. Let’s embrace the transcendent life-view! Let’s use our faith and let it order all we do. Our purpose is eternal and is not about this life. The real issue is whether we will use our faith to please the Lord. That is the issue in this hour and in this season.

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