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TAKING ACTION

January 14, 2017

Saturday

 

Colossians 3:2

 

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth

 

 

LESSON

 

Since God raised us with Christ, and we are already as good as seated with Him in heaven, we should “keep seeking” heavenly things. Keep looking up. “The pilgrim is not to despise the comforts which he may meet with by the way, but he is not to tarry among them, or leave them with regret. This preoccupation with ‘things which are above’ is not born of wistfulness, as though one can find relief from the pressures of the world only by looking to a better world. It is not an effort to detach oneself, to find escape. Rather, it is the attitude found in Christ during the days of His flesh, who lived in the bosom of the Father even as He continued His strenuous labors among the children of men.

 

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. This life is a vapor and passing wind. Think about it, this day only has 24 hours, rather only 14 or so that you are awake for! If you live a life to 70 years old, then you would have approximately 25,200 days on this earth, for most of you reading this you only have 10,000 days or less left! This earth has a way of captivating us to a place where we get caught up in the temporal and lose sight of the eternal. To be eternally minded means that we think beyond our small context of each day and look beyond ourselves to the larger picture, outside of time to eternity. When you look at your licensee or passport you realize in 50 years from now it will not matter, you will be in eternity. This is not a guilt trip or some pressure tactic, but dear reader let us really think about it, what are you spending your life for? On a day to day basis what you are spending your time, money, resource towards? This life can only be lived once and then we will be in eternity, it is crucial for us to decide now if our life will count for eternity in a significant and real way.

 

Memory Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7

 

“An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions”

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