At Reformation 21, Jeremy Walker shares an encouraging reminder that Christians are citizens “of the greatest and only enduring kingdom that this world will ever know,” the kingdom of God. He writes:
We must remember that while the world cannot ultimately impede the progress of God’s kingdom, neither is it the means by which God’s kingdom advances. Again, while the world may, to appearances, provide an environment conducive to the progress of the kingdom, peace, justice, and righteousness are never secured by sinful men. There is only one who will beat swords into ploughshares; there is only one who will secure peace on the earth; there is none who is righteous – no, not one – apart from him; there is one Judge in all the earth who does right. We are grateful when this world enables us to pursue our Christian duty quietly and peaceably, but we do not hang our hopes in this world or the next on the civil authorities.