Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:1-2
Because our lives and identities as Christians are now wrapped up in our relationship with Christ, we must set our minds on spiritual matters and let our attitudes be determined by things above. Our greatest affections and priorities should center on things that will last forever, and our greatest efforts should be to store up “treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20). We must value, judge and consider everything from an eternal and heavenly perspective. Our goals and pursuits should be to seek spiritual things, resist sin and develop Christ’s character. In our pursuit of eternal goals, Christ has made available to us the resources of heaven, which he will provide for those who earnestly ask, seek and continue to knock. If we remain true to Christ, we can be confident of our glory, honor and reward with him in heaven.
Today’s Bible Readings:
Genesis 50 and Exodus 1:1-2:10, Matthew 16:13-17:9, Psalm 21:1-13 and Proverbs 5:1-6