Where is our affection?

I was in church tonight, and the choir sang a song about the rapture. They spoke about the joy we will have when we will see Christ. The eternal joy of knowing the one who loved us. As I contemplated eternity, I realized how much we can lack an eternal mindset.

How often do we get caught up in day to day things that we forget what our life is leading towards? James 4:14 says, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." The truth is, we don’t know what tomorrow will hold. And even if we did, no matter how long our life is, it will pass away. All the things the world system values will turn to dust and we will stand before an eternal God. The only things that will matter is how much we allowed Christ to transform us, and what we did out of a pure heart for Him.

I would like to encourage you, remember your destiny. Don’t value the things of this earth. Value on the things above. Christ is all that matters, in this world, and the next. So let us not live valuing what the world chases after, but let us live pursuing His Word and character.

"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." Colossians 3:2

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