February 18, 2020
Colossians 3:2 (KJB) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
It is so easy to place rose-colored glasses on your face and see the world as you want it to be, or as you believe it to be, rather than observing this world filtered with the truth of God. A correct viewpoint is only possible through applying the lens of God.
Ouch, that might sting a little, but it is true. God’s viewpoint does make us set up straight and see for ourselves the dirtiness at work in this world. Seeing truth makes an eternally softened heart fond of God, wide open to wickedness at work in this world, and, most of all, excited about eternity.
Our natural fondness and affection for eternity will shine brightly to any heart cozy to things of this world rather than viewing life through the perpetual lens of God.
God’s prescription for every child of God is to set our fondness upon eternal matters. This heart revving perspective takes our eyes off this world and places them on the lasting nature of God. Doing so will shine brightly for the world to see and to desire God’s eternal perspective at work in their own life.
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