Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Strangers In The World
I was reading 1 Peter 1:1 a minute ago, trying to understand what the KJV calls "strangers." After looking at several translations, I discovered the amazing truth in this verse. The NIV says, "To God's elect, strangers in the world." Strangers in the world is a wonderful description of God's elect. This is not our home. We are in a foreign land. The NASB calls us "aliens, the KJV "strangers." The message is clear. We must be ambassadors to the world showing the greatness of God's world in the fallen world.