We Are Citizens of Heaven

How should we live on earth when our citizenship is in Heaven?

We are citizens of Heaven, but on earth, we are simply passing through. Peter shows us how we should our status as citizens AND refugees should relate to earthly governments. 

1 Peter 2:13-17 NIV

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

The same things a government should praise are the same things Christians should be great at.