What would we do without the amazing word of God? The world is ready to distract us and the media is ready to misinform and deceive us. But the word is God's power to transform us by the renewing of our minds!
I love the apostle Paul because he loved to repeat himself in order to remind us of what is real and what is true and what is important! Just when I begin to plant my roots deep down into this earth that I temporarily live on, I love to be reminded that I am a citizen of High Heaven! I love to be reminded to get my mind off of this world and to keep it on things above!
Just like Paul, we didn't leave what we previously held significant for nothing! We left it in order to attain a greater treasure! We consider everything that is lost on our pursuit of Jesus as rubbish compared to the immeasurable worth of knowing him! And for him we must push on forward and loosen every grip on everything that must fall behind. ❤️
“Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you. For there are many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, who walk (live) as enemies of the cross of Christ (the Anointed One). They are doomed and their fate is eternal misery (perdition); their god is their stomach (their appetites, their sensuality) and they glory in their shame, siding with earthly things and being of their party. But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we earnestly and patiently await [the coming of] the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] Savior,”