Posts Tagged ‘Set your mind on things above’

Keep Seeking Things Above

June 30, 2020

James 4:4 Don’t you know that friendship with this world makes you an enemy of God?
Do not conform to the pattern of this world
But be transformed
Renew your mind –Rom 12:2
Think on these things –Phil 4:8-9
The greatness of the Lord Jesus
None can fathom –Ps 145:3
How high-wide-deep is the love of Christ
=>beyond measure. –Eph 3:14-21
Set your mind on things above
Not on things on the earth
For your life is now hidden with Christ in God. –Col 3:1-3


Word Study
From NetBible Rom 12:2
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.

  • conform[4964] = comply with, fashion one’s self according to
  • transform[3339] = to change into another form, to transfigure
    *like Christ’s appearance on the mount of transfiguration
    ** He was transfigured[3339] before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. –Mt 17:2
  • renewing[342] = renovation, complete change for the better
    *from [341] = to cause to grow up-strengthen, to be changed into a new kind of life as opposed to the former corrupt state
  • test/approve[1381] = examine, discern, scrutinize
    (to see whether a thing is genuine or not)

From NetBible Col 3:1-3
Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

  • seeking[2212] = to seek in order to find out – by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into, strive after, crave, worship God
  • set your mind[5426] = have understanding, be wise, same mind i.e. agreed together


Set Your Mind On Things Above

March 12, 2014

Romans 8:6-7 NASB … For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so.

Philippians 4:8-9 NASB … Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Colossians 3:1-3 AMP … If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
3 For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.

Matthew 16:23 NASB … But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.

Set your mind on the Holy Spirit and things above, then you will have life and peace in the Lord.

Ask the Lord to replace any negative thought or lie with His truth in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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