A matter of affection

What do you desire most of all? If you had three wishes what would you wish for? The answer to these cliché questions will most likely detirmine what your mentality is like. Examine your answers. Are they earthly or sensual?

We are submerged in the world. It is all around us. Since we are constantly interacting with those of the world, we can easily take on a worldly mindset. It is easy for us begin to measure ourselves by the values that the world has, but this is not God’s plan for us.

Colossians 3:2 says, "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." The challenge today is simple. Set your affection on heavenly things. Don’t look for positions of prestige, seek heavenly things. Don’t look for fame or recognition, seek heavenly things. Don’t look for riches and earthly wealth, seek heavenly things. Don’t seek to have your physical pleasures always perfectly fulfilled, seek heavenly things.

I would like to challenge you, (if I can say it again) Seek heavenly things. Don’t be distracted by the things of this world. Don’t allow yourself to believe the lie that the things of this world have any priority. Seek to glorify God above all, and live in light of Christ’s return.

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." – 1 John 2:15-17

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