WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA
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Wednesday, March 16
Seek Those Things Which Are Above
Topic: In The New Life We Must Seek The Things From Above
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:1 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Colossians 3:1 (MSG) ― 3 1-2 So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides.
Colossians 3:1 (NIV) ― 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:1 (NLT) ― 3 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand.
Thoughts Of Devotion:
If indeed we have been raised with Christ, then we must seek the things from above. Those eternal truths that have great value, they are not temporary things. Let’s remember what 2 Corinthians 4:18 tells us, “while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen aretemporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Many times it is easy to fall into the trap of just thinking about the things that are seen in our earthly life, those things that have no eternal value.
The Lord reminds us this day that our citizenship is not of this world, “for our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,” (Philippians 3:20). For this reason our mind must continually deal with things that will bring benefit to our spiritual life. If all of our thinking is the material things, in the things of this world, our mentality will never be renewed! And as a result we will never achieve a true transformational experience. We should aspire beyond the natural and live with a mentality of faith with our feet on the ground, but our head in heaven!
Our aim and goal as believers should be in the eternal things, not in temporary things. We are responsible for our thoughts, for what we occupy our minds on! God has given us the authority to subject any thought to his will as he tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:5, “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” Today is the day to no longer let our mind be flooded with things that do not edify our spiritual life. We must decide to put our sights on the things above, the true things, in His eternal Word that has the power to transform our lives.
Colossians 2:12 (NKJV) ― 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised withHim through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Romans 6:5 (NKJV) ― 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,
Ephesians 1:20 (NKJV) ― 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
Ephesians 2:6 (NKJV) ― 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV) ― 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
Colossians 2:13 (NKJV) ― 13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
Matthew 6:20 (NKJV) 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) ― 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
John 8:23 (NKJV) ― 23 And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
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