Life in God’s Kingdom—Here and Now

By Kurt Selles

April 30, 2024

Every Christian has dual citizenship, living in this world yet looking forward to our eternal home.

Jesus teaches that his followers are in the world but not of the world (John 17:13-19). As believers in Christ, we have been rescued from the dominion of darkness and brought into the kingdom of light, the kingdom of God. We live in a world where corruption, greed, and selfishness abound—and yet we are part of God’s family and are citizens of God’s kingdom.

So let’s explore together what it means to live as the people of God’s kingdom today—here and now. And let’s reflect on the call “to act justly and to love mercy as we walk humbly with [our] God” (Micah 6:8). May we grow closer to the Lord each day as he calls us to live faithfully in this world.

This month’s author, George Koopmans, has served as an ecumenical chaplain at Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, Alberta, since November 2021. Prior to entering into chaplaincy, he served as a pastor to two congregations—one in Minnesota (Luverne), and the other in Medicine Hat. George and his wife, Emily, have three grandchildren. Hiking, biking, and birdwatching are his favorite hobbies.

As you read the Today devotions this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!

Begin with day one of Life in God’s Kingdom—Here and Now here or download the full PDF.

About the author — Kurt Selles

Kurt Selles is the director of ReFrame Ministries and serves as the Executive Editor of Today. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to ReFrame, he served 19 years in Taiwan and China with CRC World Missions. Kurt later taught missions at Beeson Divinity School, where he also acted as the director of the school’s Global Center. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, reside in Grand Rapids and have three adult children.

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