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March 7th, 2018 - Col 3:1-2

                     Daily Devotional <> March 7,2018 <> Wednesday

                            New life for believers <> Colossians 3:1-2

                            Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right of God. This little word “if” does not express any doubt in the Apostle Paul's mind. It is what has been called the “if” of argument & may be translated since: “Since then you were raised together with Christ.

   As we have mentioned in chapter 2, the believer is seen as having died with Christ, having been buried with Him, & having risen with Him from among the dead. Now, the spiritual meaning of this is that we have said goodbye to the former way of life, & have entered a completely new way of life, that is, the life of the Lord Jesus Christ. Because we have been raised with Christ, we should seek those things which are above. We are still on earth, but we should be developing heavenly ways.

   As Christians we should not be earth bound in the way we see things. We should view things not as they appear to the natural eye but in reference to their importance to God & eternity. Vincent suggests that “seek” in V:1 marks the practical striving & that “set your mind in V:2 describes the inward impulse & disposition. The expression “set your mind is the same as that in Philippians 3:19: Who set your mind on earthly things.” A.T. Robertson writes; “the baptized life means that the Christian is seeking heaven & is thinking heaven. His feet are upon the earth, but his head is in the stars. He is living like a citizen of heaven here on earth.”

   During world war II, a young Christian enthusiastically reported to a mature servant of Christ. “I understand our bombers were over the enemies cities again last night.” To this, the older believer replied, “I did not know that the church of God had bombers.” He obviously was looking at things from the divine standpoint, rather than taking pleasure in the destruction of women & children.  The counter part to our identification with Christ in His death is our identification with Him in His resurrection. The effect of the first is to disconnect us from man's world, man's religion, man's wisdom. The effect of the other is to put us  in touch with God's world & with all that is there.