Commentary: AS AN AMBASSADOR OF CHRIST, WHERE DOES OLD GLORY FIT IN?

On a bright and sunny day, like today – National Flag Day – I will likely be flying a flag outside my home.  In fact, I have two separate flags which I love to display. An American flag and a Christian flag.  Yes, admittedly, I love to show my ‘patriotism’ by displaying ‘Old Glory’ whenever possible.

Selfishly, I LOVE this country.  But the Apostle Peter reminds me that my citizenship is really in Heaven. Did you know that as believers, we are considered ‘ambassadors’ to this world? (1 Peter 2:11)   As an ambassador, Peter urges us to show proper respect to everyone, live peacefully and submit to authority that God himself has allowed.

Going back to the flags, both have deep meaning.  Both flags have red, white and blue as their colors. Yet, each represents a separate allegiance.  Honestly, an allegiance that I struggle to balance out at times.  A temporary ‘home of the brave’ compared to an eternal existence in a ‘city of gold’ with my Savior.

I respect the ‘freedom’ to celebrate Old Glory.  To fly an American flag, or even a Christian flag, outside of my home. But eternally, the scriptures remind us in Galatians 5:1 that “True freedom is found in Jesus Christ”.   “If the SON sets you FREE,  you will be FREE indeed.” (John 8:36)   

-Verne Hill 

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace…

VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150

QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm