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Daily Inspiration

 

February 21, 2020

 

 

“If then you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.”

Colossians 3:1-2 NASB

 

SET IN YOUR WAYS

 

  ‘If one is “set in their ways” they are rigid, unmovable and unfortunately unteachable.   Years of habit harden the heart from being open and pliable instead being closed and stagnant.

 

‘Set your mind’ in this context however is a positive exhortation as the Greek rendering suggests “to exercise the mind, i.e. to entertain or have a sentiment-to interest oneself in-to set the affection on-be of the same mind-to regard, savor, think.”

 

  God wants us to focus our minds on His ways.  He wants us to savor His call.  As an ongoing proposition, dwell on things above, with our primary interest be doing things His way and being obedient to His Word.

 

  I love the NIV Translation that states in verse 1, “set your hearts on things above” then V2, “Set your minds on things above.”

 

  Our hearts and minds in tandem: Our being—our existence—our purpose—LOOK TO GOD!’ DF