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,
beauty of holiness,
excellency of piety,
necessity of the new birth,
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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“Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11


You are within a few days march of Heaven! Salvation is near to you.Set your eyes on things above...

Christians, it is but a little while, and . . . .

 you will be done weeping and praying–and be triumphing!
And You shall put off your mourning garments–and put on white robes!
You shall put off your battle armor–and put on a victorious crown!
Because You are almost ready to commence eternal glory!

When a man is almost at the end of a race–will he tire, or faint away? You have but a little way to go–and you will set your foot in Heaven! Though the way is up-hill and full of thorns; yet you have gone the greatest part of your way, and you shortly shall rest from your labors!

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom!” Luke 12:32

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