Heavenly-minded Christians

Perhaps you have heard some Christians described as being “so heavenly-minded, they’re of no earthly good.” To be honest, I don’t know many Christians that fit that description. In fact, usually the opposite is true. Many Christians are so preoccupied with the things of this world that they hardly give heaven a passing thought. They have everything they want right here. The health, wealth and prosperity doctrine has convinced them that Christian’s can have it all, so they pursue “the good life” with a vengeance.
But Paul reminds us in Philippians 3:30: “Our citizenship is in heaven; from which we also look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” That’s why we are exhorted to set our minds on heavenly, not on earthly things (Col. 3:1-2). Our deepest affections and highest aspirations should center there. Our actions and decisions should reflect heavenly priorities, not earthly indulgences.
Seek to live your life with a greater awareness of the fleeting value of this world and the surpassing value of the world to come. We need more “heavenly-minded” Christians.

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