A nation by definition is a group of people who interact with one another. Peter says we are a holy nation (1 Peter 2:9).
Our permanent residence is in heaven (John 14:1-3). But for now, we are working as foreign ambassadors among nations of unbelievers. Each one of us and the compilation of all of us are the Consulates both to each other and to those who want to learn about our way of life.
Nations, though made up of individuals, are not independent of one another. Our choices affect each other. Think about how you feel today when you read or hear about a robbery, murder or other crime committed in your town. Think about how you feel when you hear two people screaming at each other in the street. Do you peek out the window, try to inconspicuously watch them as you saunter by, or does their argument have no affect on you whatsoever?
Today let’s ask ourselves, how are my choices affecting my fellow heavenly citizens?