Saturday, April 14, 2012

SATURDAY STROLL - This World is Not Your Home


In these posts I will be interacting with Scripture – making it a conversational walk of faith.

Sometimes we'll be talking with Jesus, sometimes God will be talking with us.

There might even be *guest appearances* by some of our beloved characters from the Bible!

So put on your walking shoes – you know we can all use the exercise!


Dear Ones,

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.

For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure…

A craving for everything you see…

And pride in your achievements and possessions.

These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave.

If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.

The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world.

I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.

So don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.


(From 1 John 2, Romans 12, and John 15)

This world is not my home, I'm just a passing thru,
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue,
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door,
And I can't feel at home in this world any more.

My Savior pardoned me from guilt and shame I know,
I'll trust his saving grace while traveling here below,
I know he'll welcome me at heaven's open door,
And I can't feel at home in this world any more.

Oh Lord, you know I have no friend like you,
If heaven's not my home then Lord what will I do,
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door,
And I can't feel at home in this world any more.

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. I am so thankful that this world is not our home! I'm glad that Jesus and others in the Bible remind us of that :) I know the world will always disappoint us and leave us unsatisfied, but Jesus NEVER disappoints us and continually satisfies us :)

    I do look forward to our permanent residence :)

    stay safe! We are getting ferocious winds down here!


  2. I am glad this isn't my home either - I look forward to meeting Jesus. It isn't easy here. Love, sandie

  3. I am very thankful that this world is only my temporary residence.

  4. I think we cannot be reminded of this truth too many times. Thank you for the reminder. It is always a temptation.

  5. Praise God it's not my home.
    We're studying that famous "road to Emmaus" this morning. I sort of giggle when Cleopas asks Jesus if he is a "stranger". I loved learning that the word is different from its synonym in that it specifically means one who is dwelling there only temporarily.

    Yep. Cleopas. I'm a temporary dweller, and what's more, so are YOU.

  6. Thank you for your lovely post and the beautiful reminder!


"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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