STRANGERS

Have you ever felt like an alien in this world because you have been born from above?

Have you ever felt like a square peg in a round hole?

Meaning of “square peg in a round hole”:

If somebody is in a situation, organisation, etc, where they don’t fit in and feel out of place, they are a square peg in a round hole.

What does the bible say about believers living in this world?

1 Peter 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Strong’s Greek Dictionary:

sojourning

3940. paroikia, par-oy-kee’-ah

from 3941; foreign residence:–sojourning, as strangers.

3941. paroikos, par’-oy-kos

from 3844 and 3624; having a home near, i.e. (as noun) a by-dweller (alien resident):–foreigner, sojourn, stranger.

1 Peter 2:11-12 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Strong’s Greek Dictionary:

strangers

3941. paroikos, par’-oy-kos

from 3844 and 3624; having a home near, i.e. (as noun) a by-dweller (alien resident):–foreigner, sojourn, stranger.

pilgrims

3927. parepidemos, par-ep-id’-ay-mos

from 3844 and the base of 1927; an alien alongside, i.e. a resident foreigner:–pilgrim, stranger.

Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

Strong’s Greek Dictionary:

strangers

3581. xenos, xen’-os

apparently a primary word; foreign (literally, alien, or figuratively, novel); by implication, a guest or (vice-versa) entertainer:–host, strange(-r).

pilgrims

3927. parepidemos, par-ep-id’-ay-mos

from 3844 and the base of 1927; an alien alongside, i.e. a resident foreigner:–pilgrim, stranger.

Hebrews 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

Strong’s Greek Dictionary:

country

3968. patris, pat-rece’

from 3902; a father-land, i.e. native town; (figuratively) heavenly home:–(own) country.

John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

John 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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2 Responses to STRANGERS

  1. Cathy says:

    It is encouraging to know that others share these same feelings and experiences.

    Blessings,

  2. PJ Miller says:

    Cathy i feel more so every day…

    Thanks for the encouraging word. Some days we just need to be reminded that this sense of ‘not fitting’ into this world, is normal for those who follow after Jesus.

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