Many people seek change. Perhaps they want to change their lifestyle, or perhaps they want to change their location. If you listen to the radio very often, you’ll likely here of people singing about moving far away to change their scenery. But if you listen long enough, you realize that while there may be a change of location, there is often no real change in the person.
The kind of change Paul speaks of in Colossians 3:1-4 is unique in that it describes a core change in the life of the believer. The passage reads,
“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.” (English Standard Version)
Paul is describing someone who has not merely had a change of lifestyle, but someone who has been brought from death to life. The Christian is united to Jesus Christ, and therefore he is a new person. The Christian is dead to the power of sin and is alive in Christ. Based on that truth, Paul exhorts the believer to seek that which is above. In other words, the Christian who is a new creature in Christ ought to seek to cultivate a heavenly mindedness.
The believer in Christ is so united to Him, according to Paul, that Christ is said to be their life. There is much more to be said about these great truths, so will you join us this Lord’s Day evening at 5 for worship at The Commons at St. Andrews Church in Little Rock? Click here for directions or contact us for more information. You can also watch on FacebookLive@RiverCityARP or on YouTube.