Setting Your Mind on Things Above

Read: Colossians 3:1-2

There are some people who profess to be Christians, but their personal lives deny the doctrines they profess to love and defend, especially when it comes to forgiveness. The truth is found in Rom. 6:8, which says, “if we have died with Christ, we also live with Him.” According to Rom. 6:4, we must walk in newness of life in Christ by stripping off the old self with its practices and motives and become clothed anew in Christ. When we live in Christ, we will approach daily life with patience, kindness, forgiveness, and by being good to others. As Scripture says, “whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is fair, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Phil. 4:8). Keep on doing them as they are from above. We must put to death anger, rage, wrath, malice, politics, and slander.