While attending a convention in Washington, D.C. I watched a Senate committee hearing on
TV. The late Senator Hubert Humphrey was making a comment: “You must remember that
in politics, how you stand depends on where you sit.” He was referring, of course, to the
political party seating arrangement in the Senate; but I immediately applied it to my position
in Christ. How I stand—and walk—depends on where I sit; and I am seated with Christ in the
Now, in view of our wonderful identification with Christ, we have the responsibility to “seek
those things which are above” (Colossians 3:1). Through Christ’s death, burial, resurrection,
and ascension, we have been separated from the old life of this world, and we now belong to
a new heavenly life.
But how do we “seek those things which are above”? We habitually set our minds—our
attention—on things above, not on things on the earth.
Our feet must be on earth, but our minds must be in heaven. This is not to suggest that (as D.
L. Moody used to say) we become “so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.”
Verse for today: “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where
Christ sitteth on the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1).
Also read: Colossians 3:2-4; 1 John 4:1-6; Romans 8:30.
Action assignment: For the practical everyday affairs of life, make sure you get your
directions from Christ in heaven. Ask Him to teach you to look at earth from heaven’s point
WARREN W. WIERSBE