Topic: Heavenly Thinking [Monday April 9, 2018]
Text: Colossians 3:1-11 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth”(Colossians 3:2).
When a man is born again, his orientation becomes totally revamped. His mind is tuned to focus on those things that are above with earnestness. His ambition is no longer to acquire the things of this world upon his own lust. As believers in Christ, we must seek God’s overriding control in every aspect of our lives. In anticipation of Christ’s coming, Paul exhorts Christians to refrain from behaving after the manner of the unregenerate.
He talks about the things to “put off” and things to “put on” (Colossians 3:8-10). In verse 11, the Apostle talks about “Neither Greek nor Jew”. One identifying characteristic of those who are conformed to the image of Christ is the fact that they begin to see humanity as God sees all men. God sees no race, social or economic classifications.
Today, we are being challenged to live as if Christ will come the next moment. As the elect of God, we must pattern our lives in line with the principle of holy living and unfeigned love towards God and fellow men. Paul admonishes those who claim to have been crucified with Christ but are still attached to everything that unbelievers cherish, laying up treasures for themselves here through primitive acquisition of worldly riches and care less for the needy to turn over a new leaf.
In many societies, corruption is the mainstay. Sadly, some of those who claim to have given their lives to Christ are still caught in this cankerworm. Remember, there is no middle course to living in life. You are either living by faith or by sight, governed by the dictates of sensual judgment. The one you choose will impact either positively or negatively on your destiny.
Thought For The Day: Better to sow to the Spirit for life than sow to the flesh and reap death.
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Samuel 4-8
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.