December 23, Seated on High
Today’s reading: Psalms 111-115
“The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?” - Psalm 113:4-6.
The Lord is exalted high above all things, which means He oversees them, and His people are also seated with Him in that lofty position. Jesus summed up their situation and status well when He said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place” (John 18:36). That means God’s people should be involved in politics, business, and social work, but they should not take their identify or give their allegiance to any of those—in them but above them at the same time. Paul described the posture of God’s people when he wrote, “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6-7). Are you seated on high with a heavenly view of the things of earth, or are you immersed in this life to the extent that it robs you of your heavenly peace? Do you love this world so much that it waters down and affects your commitment to the Church and His people?