Conflict of Interests

Think of one who is a citizen of the greatest of all kingdoms and is placed in another kingdom to represent his own kingdom. If he settled down in the kingdom in which he was placed, feathered his own nest there, took on their ways and did little for his own kingdom, what would we think of that person? He has a conflict of interests; he has let his kingdom down; he has been a poor representative. Isn’t this kind of scenario repeated over and over by many who are part of the kingdom of His dear Son? Instead of shining as lights in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation (see Philippians 2:15), have we settled down into the darkness and become enveloped by it? In Matthew 6:24, Jesus reminds us, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.” Where do our hearts really lie? We can show the people in darkness that we are part of an infinitely superior kingdom and that they can be rescued from the kingdom of darkness and become citizens of the kingdom of light. “Living for Jesus” By Thomas O. Chisholm explains our responsibility: “Living for Jesus a life that is true, striving to please Him in all that I do; yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free, this is the pathway of blessing for me.” Selah! To eliminate conflict of interests, give yourself wholly to the only One worthy of total allegiance. His kingdom is eternal!  Ron
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2 thoughts on “Conflict of Interests

  1. This post is so true Pastor it is so easy to get caught up in this world that doing the King’s business gets forgotten. That or we get so busy doing the King’s business we forget the King! Thank you for the reminder.

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