Set your eyes on things above…

(James Meikle, “Solitude Sweetened”)

​…​ let the heirs of God, the joint-heirs with Christ, rejoice that the treasures of eternity are theirs!

“But blessed are your eyes, for they see.” Happy are those who have the eyes of their mind opened, and clearly see . . .
the deformity of sin,
the beauty of holiness,
the excellency of piety,
the necessity of the new birth,
the preciousness of Christ,
the glory of eternal realities.

I see the mutable and fickle state of temporal things, and therefore hold a loose grip on the creature, however dear, however near–and set my affections on things which are above!

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory!” Colossians 3:1-4

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