“Seek Those Things Above” – Colossians 2:20-3:4
I. Continuously Jesus
Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Hebrews 10:11-12 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.
If you are a Christian, you know Christ, but there is so much more to know about Him. As you continuously “seek” Him, your faith life will deepen, and meaning will emerge in your life that you could not fathom when you first met Him.
II. Continuously on Jesus
Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians 2:20-23 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (touch not; taste not; handle not; which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Someone once said, “Sow a thought you’ll reap an action. Sow an action you’ll reap a habit. Sow a habit and you’ll reap a character. Sow character and you’ll reap a life.”
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
III. Continuously Your Hope in Jesus
Colossians 3:3-4 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
The Christian life is not about reforming our old life. It is about coming to terms with the fact that we have a new life in Jesus. We died and have been risen in Him.
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
When your hope is anchored to a Savior who you know to be “Enough,” and you know that He is coming again, you can press on regardless of what life throws your way.