Paul begins Colossians 3:1 with the phrase, “If ye then be risen with Christ” is another way of saying, if you are saved, because what was to follow wouldn’t apply to those who are hell-bound (John 3:36). Then he continues, “seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:1-2). The lost care nothing for heaven, because they are consumed with the world. The world is their life and what they love.
That is not to be the case for someone who has been redeemed by the precious blood of the Lamb. His eternal home is not earth, but heaven, where our Lord Jesus is.
John admonishes similarly in 1 John 2:15, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” We draw near to what we love because it has our thoughts and focus.
The networks can’t tell you how to think, but they tell you what to think about, because whatever they stream, you fill your mind with.
A dad’s response following last weeks’ Seriously.
“Yes! Well said. I fully agree. If you recall, I work as a psychiatrist. One of my most common non-pharmacologic prescriptions for people I treat is, “stop watching the news all day.” It makes one depressed and anxious. I usually tell them to set a limit of 10-20 minutes per day, then turn it off. But really, never turning it on in the first place would be even better. Thank you for pointing out this truth from God’s Word!”