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If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
We think about a lot of things all at the same time all of the time. We can think about the itchy tag in our shirt, the sound our car makes, what that funny look our spouse gave us meant, and what we’re going to do tomorrow night all at the same time. All of that while driving, checking our facebook, and finding NPR on the radio!
You might be reading this in your car right now!
Well if you are, you are
When concrete dries, it is one of the hardest building materials on earth. The word they use is SET when concrete dries. Set your mind on things that are above. Set your mind like cement on the glory of God and watch what happens.
When someone puts something down in the right place, they set it down. ‘He set himself at the top of the hill to sled down it.’ Set your mind on Christ. You are putting it firmly in the right place.
When someone puts something broken back into the right place, they set it. A doctor will set a broken arm, which is to put it in the right position so that it can heal. Set your mind on the things of Christ so that it can be in the right position to be healed. All of the
This last one is my favorite. When a diamond is put into a ring, it’s set in a setting. That is how it is held in. The method is specifically done to show off the radiance of the diamond. Set your mind on Christ. You have been raised with Christ and when Christ who is your life appears, then you will appear with Him in glory. God wants to show you off like a newly engaged lady and her ring. Set your mind on Christ and know that He is going to show you off and let your light shine before others so that they will praise your father in heaven.
We’ve just gone through a few images of setting your mind on Christ. As you think through these today, you’ll actually be setting your mind on Christ as you do it! Think of Him. Dwell on the fact that your entire life is now hidden in Him, and He is set on that.