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Friday, August 16, 2013

The Right Perspective Will Protect Me

In summary of Colossians 3:1-2 it says, “1 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. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.”

Bottom Line:
You have now been raised to a new life with Christ.  Focus your life based on the things of heaven, where Christ sits at the right hand of the Father. Set your minds on the things that are above, not things that are here on earth.

What this means to me:
I have been raised now to a new life with Christ.  I should focus my efforts and desires on the things of heaven, where Christ sits at his Fathers side.  I need to set my focus on the things and realities of heaven.  As I follow Christ and learn more in God’s word, I gain helpful perspective of how he has shaped life.  It is this perspective that helps to protects me from errors.  I live in a society that rejects absolute truth and accepts every opinion as equally valid. It is extremely important that I remain grounded in the truth.  The world I live in, believes everything.  God intends for me to have his wisdom and perspective. This can result in me being ROCK solid: "Then we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe because someone has told us something different or has cleverly lied to us and made the lie sound like the truth." (Ephesians 4:14 LB)  In summary, I need to avoid getting caught up in the worlds patterns.  Instead I need to look and set my mind on the eternal future.  If I do this, then I won’t get off-track.  There is much protection for staying within the boundaries God has established.