Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Seeking Those Things Which Are Above

(Col 3:1,2) 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.

Seeking those things which are above!

In the busy world Christians live in today, there are many things seeking our affection. From advertisers, careers, education, relationships, religion and many other things. If we are not spiritual minded we will end up seeking the wrong things as a result. We need to make a concentrated effort to seek those things which are above, to set are affections on things above. I believe the majority of Christians today are struggling with carnality. Many Christians are even convincing themselves that their carnality is just fine, and God is okay with it. One reason for this is Christians seeking those things which are below, and setting their affection on things below.

The key, to seeking those things which are above, is understanding our new life in Christ in which we are “risen with Christ.” There may be multitudes of things on this earth seeking our affection and as we give in, we begin seeking those things. We then become carnal minded, and struggle greatly with our Christian life. We become obsessed with this life on the earth. We seek our joy from this world, and seek our fulfillment from this world. In reality we are seeking vanity as Psalm 4 puts it. We miss the fact that we have a new life in Christ, which IS contrary to this world. The new life seeks those things which are above. The person seeking those things which are above is not defined by a career, but by their God. He/she is not seeking things of the world. As Christians we have a new life in Christ: a new life that should be greatly different than the old life, a new life that strives to please God more than men, a new life that seeks after holiness, a new life that seeks to fulfill the gospel/great commission, a new life which is heavenly minded and not earthly minded.

What have you been seeking today? Where do your affections lie? Who are you trying to impress? Life is all about Jesus Christ, seek Him!

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