Passage: Colossians 3:1~11  

Key verse: 3:1

First, set your heart on things above (1-4). The believer's present status is dead to sin and 'raised with Christ'. Our goal and destination was completely changed from hell to the kingdom of God. As a pilot sets his direction and the airplane goes to that destination, so we will go to the kingdom of God or to hell according to how we set our heart on things above on Christ or on earthly things. Our life is now hidden with Christ. But when Christ, who has suffered, died but raised, appears, then we also will appear with him in glory. Second, put on the new self (5-11). Since we have new life with Christ, we must put to death whatever old life we used to walk with earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, greed, anger, rage, malice, slander, filthy language from our lips and lie. Put to death means to count ourselves dead to sin. It also means not offering our body to sin but to God (Ro 6:13). Here there is no Gentile or Jew. Everybody must take off old self and put on Jesus.

Prayer: Lord, let me set on my heart on you, putting my old nature to death and putting on Jesus new life everyday.

One Word: Set your heart on Jesus above