The Most Earthly Good

Sharing this post again today, mostly to re-read it myself! The tug-of-war between desiring to live a Godly life and the craving to “fit in” in the world can be harsh and hard to manage. Ironically, the more we try to fit in the worse off we and those around us are!

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You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.”  The point being that as Christians, we don’t want to be so focused on Heaven and being holy that we aren’t of any help to those around us here on Earth.

Look through Colossians chapter three, and note verse two:

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

The chapter talks about being made new by Christ.  We no longer are in sin, but are made alive by Him.  Therefore, we are to set our minds on things above; focus on Him and becoming more like Him.  He is the one who molds us to be merciful, kind, humble, meek, longsuffering, bearing with each other, and forgiving; He makes us loving and gives us peace (3:12-15).  We put off our old self, the self that lived for sin and was far…

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