Sunday, June 28, 2009

"SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS ABOVE"


“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
(Colossians 3:1-3)

We have all heard it said that some people are “so heavenly minded they are no earthly good.” Those who use religion or expectations of heaven to shirk earthly responsibilities are truly no earthly good. They are not truly “heavenly minded.” To be truly “heavenly minded” is to have our hearts set on the glory of Christ and His finished work on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. We as true believers live our lives continually knowing the assurance and peace of Christ who lives forever to intercede for us (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25).

We who rest in Him and His righteousness for our whole salvation live our lives in the confidence of His return to glorify us (2 Peter 3:13).

To be truly “heavenly minded” then is to trust, rest in, love, and follow Christ while we are on this earth. It is to love our brethren and tell lost sinners the truth of the glory of Christ in salvation.

By Bill Parker

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