Since you have been raised to new life with Christ,
set your sights on the realities of heaven,
where Christ sits in the place of honour at God’s right hand.
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you.
Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy,
for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.
But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behaviour, slander, and dirty language.
Don’t lie to each other,
for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.
…Christ is all that matters, and He lives in all of us.
– Colossians 3:1-2,5,8-11 (NLT)
Those who try to seek holiness by imitating Jesus
…will be people full of hope;
they will be optimistic and happy people;
and after their death they will share in the glory of the Lord:
they will hear Jesus tell them,
"Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little;
I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your Master." (Mat 25:21)
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Jesus, You are all that matters.
Lord, take away from me all that offends You; rid me of my sinful nature.