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Living For The Lord In The Here and Now

by Larry Miles

LarryMiles2017 Although we should be longing for the day when the Lord will call us home, we must enjoy what He has for us NOW! Christianity is a here and now religion. Jesus said that He wants us to have an abundant life in HIM. In the last part of Titus 2:12 He tells us to “live soberly, righteously and godly in THIS PRESENT AGE.”

We are to live in the world but not of the world (1 John 2:15-17). Christians are to live in this world but not like it or for it. We must never be conformed to this world (Romans 12:1-2) We need to have a mind renewal in the midst of a mindless society.

Christians must not only renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, they must replace these with positive characteristics. To fight against lust, we must say no to temptation and always say yes to service for Christ.

Remember, “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” We find out how to live for the Lord by reading our Bibles.


Larry Miles is Co-Editor of Word and Work and worships

                        at Cherry St. Church of Christ, New Albany, IN.


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If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Romans 14:8