06 August 2010

Set Your Mind on Christ

Last evening, I saw the following tweet come through from a popular pyramid-scheme company:
"Let [us] show you how in 15 mos. you can drive a new car, earn up to $100K, qualify for world travel, live dreams"
My first thought was "Wow, what worldly and worthless ambitions!" At times it still astonishes me how much the unregenerate cling to this world and to the things of the flesh. Am I perfect in this regard? Of course not! I still have my moments of desiring temporary, material things that will ultimately only serve as distractions in my walk with the Lord. But I am so thankful for His Word, that draws us back to Him in those times and that keeps us bound within the confines of our salvation by grace through faith. As we read the Bible we realize the futility of those passing, worldly desires. What is a new car without the promise of forgiveness of sins? And what is $100,000 when I am promised the inheritance of eternal life? What do I care of traveling the world when I will one day live in the most glorious city ever built? Why must I "live dreams" when the mere fact that I am alive and saved from sin and death is by far the greatest "dream" ever fulfilled?

I was reminded by this worldly "tweet" that to live by the flesh is far more than engaging in blatant, sinful behavior. To live by the flesh is the very desire of our fallen, wicked, wretched hearts...if we are without Christ. Yet for those who rest in His salvation, our hearts desire what He desires, for we live by the Spirit. May we pray that our hearts would reflect this day the heart of our Savior.
5 "For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God."  -Romans 8:5-8

2 comments:

  1. Amen! We live in a self-serving self-satisfaction "ME" society. Jesus Christ completely satisfies and as you walk closer to Him those worldly desires and wants dissipate. Jesus Christ truly fulfills! Looking forward to His return! Maranatha!

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  2. Amen, Anonymous! Jesus Christ is ALL we need...He is sufficient for everything we could ever desire! Maranatha!

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