Devotional: Colossians 1:1-2


  • Colossians 3:2
    • Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.


It is said that, “mindset is everything.”  That if you set your mind on something, you can achieve it no matter what.  We know that is false because you cannot set your mind on becoming a llama and achieve that.  Maybe becoming a llama is out of context.


It is important that we train our minds on correct things, isn’t it?  We can and we do focus our attention and energy into learning new things, mastering old things, and thinking about how things are supposed to be.  If we funnel that same energy into sinful areas we might find we are rather good at getting ourselves into trouble.  Likewise, setting our mines on the things of God points us to His righteousness.


As the old man in the fable said, “The wolf you feed is the one who will win.”  We are in a constant battle between the fleshly and the spiritual.  Between the things of the world and the things of God.  In Colossians 3:2 Paul is urging us to set our minds on the things above, the things of God and not on all the things of the world.  


It is easier said than done, for sure.  When we are in the steaming pile that is the world and all the mess that brings to us, we will find it easier to assimilate to the things around us.  That is why it is so vital that we cling onto those set apart in Christ.


What is the absolute source of God’s pure revelation for us to set our minds on?


How can you work to focus your mind more on the things above and less on the things of the world?


How can your church help you to do this more?


How can you help others to do this more?



The Scriptures

The Bible is the inspired Word of God given to His people and revealed by the Holy Spirit.  It is complete and without error in its content and given to individual believers with the intent of instructing them in who God is and transforming their lives according to His will.

Exodus 24:4, 1 Thes 2:13,2 Peter 1:19-21, John 17:13-17, 1 Cor 2:7-15, 1 John 2:20, John 16:12-13, Deuteronomy 4:2, Ps 19:7, Isa 40:8, Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33, John 10:35, Matthew 5:18, Luke 24:44, Exodus 24:7, Deuteronomy 4:1, Ps 119:9-16, Acts 17:11, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 4:12, Matthew 5:19, Romans 15:4, Colossians 3:16, Romans 16:25-27