Week 40 Devo – WEDNESDAY

Experiencing New Identity in the Gospel of Jesus

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught His disciples that where your treasure is, your heart also is (Matthew 6:21). He also taught about how disciples should not worry but trust the Lord to provide for their needs. Rather than worry about food or clothing, we must seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness, trusting in God’s provision, thereby storing up treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:20, 33). Jesus was teaching His disciples to have a heavenly perspective.

Paul picks up on that same idea in this passage. We should set our sights on things above rather than earthly things, which will pass away. However, the things in heaven, such as life in Christ, are eternal (Matthew 6:20). By faith, we have died to ourselves. Now our entire lives are wrapped up in Christ. This should change how we live.

How will setting your mind on the things above help you resist the temptations and sins that you may struggle with?