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Are your affections on things above?

Ron Coale, Rev.

Ron Coale, Rev.

Living a worry free Christian life by setting your affections on things above.

Christians today struggle with how to make it in this world.  Life is hard and there is no respect for the Christian who lives off of “spiritual welfare.”  God has given us all of the tools that we need to navigate this life, but we must not become a part of this world system.  Christians should live above of this world system, and it should hold nothing that would compete for our affections, but it does.

Christians have a choice to make regarding their affections: we can give them to this present life, or to the life to come; we can give them to this world or to the new world.  This present world, and all of the things we are affectionate about is going to be destroyed by God and replaced with a new one.  The choice is whether we will set our affections on the things of old or the things anew.

To live a healthy, worry free life, you must set your affections on things above and not on things of the earth. All true lovers of God know that they are dead to this worldly life and the things that it has to offer. There is nothing in the world that can compete with the life that we have hidden in Christ, which will be revealed to us when He appears. Christians who live for the pleasures, satisfaction or rewards of this life, are misguided in their affections. It is not what Christ can do for you, it is what Christ has ALREADY DONE for you. Is this world your home or are you just passing through?

Colossians 3:1-4