(KJV.) COLOSSIANS 3:1-4
(1) If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
(2) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
(3) For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
(4) When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
SET AFFECTIONS RIGHT!
Brethren, though the LORD created all things of the world for our enjoyments, let us not get too carried away with worldly possessions, to points whereby we fail to focus on what really matters, which is salvation, free grace and eternal life with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
At times, we have to take the time to reflect on life,; take thought of how wide or deep we are into it; if needed, set priorities straight, life is too short, time flies away quickly, and we ask ourselves what happened to all the years that go by? for, the minute a soul enters the world, the journey of life to death begins, but let's ask us, few important questions, we know life begins at conception, but, (i) where do our journeys of life end? (ii) how? (iii) on what day? (iv) a time when life will come to an abrupt end on earth? no one really knows the answers to these questions, these are hidden secrets, but Jesus knows about the life of each and every soul walking on earth this day; what we can be assured of are, (a) if we live our lives per the will of Jesus Christ, and love our neighbors as ourselves; (b) focus on where we are supposed to go after life on earth; chances are, when we transition from this world, we will end up in eternity with Jesus Christ; if so, there are abundance of blessings, rewards, peaceful and joyful inheritances awaiting believers to enjoy in life everlasting.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, let us not worry too much about worldly possessions that corrode and decay, blown away by the wind into the oblivion, to points whereby we lose focus on Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, have anxieties, uncertainties, debilitating mood swings, trouble our lives with hard labors, to keep up with other people's riches of this world, ponder on the things we ought to have, but don't have yet in this world; as a result, we wear down our physical bodies with hard labors, work tirelessly, emotionally distress our souls, die sooner than later, and leave the inheritances to other people to enjoy; life is too sweet to turn it into sour grapes; therefore, let us take time to enjoy life. leave the worries to Jesus!
Dearly beloved, let's focus on things that are eternal, our final abode, where you and I will be with Jesus Christ after we sleep in death; things of this earth will perish with the earth, we are on this earth to enjoy these things, not to be mentally depressed over them, it's not worth our years; one thing to know for sure is, if we seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, certainly, all our heart desires shall be added unto us. cf. Matthew 6:33; therefore, let us not worry about what life brings along our pathways, what will happen if we don't have enough money to pay bills, feed family appropriately, acquire beautiful things of this world etc.; rather, pray about concerns, leave them at the altar of grace, trust in the LORD, the great provider, watch Jesus Christ take control of all those needy situations, relax in him, freely enjoy life. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.