Last week Jesus told us to pray for God’s kingdom to come and for his will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Luke 11:1-3 This week Paul is doing something similar as he reminds us of the importance that we have been raised up with Christ and are called to live not for ourselves but for the glory of God.
Not only has Jesus won for us the gift of life but he also longs for us to share with him in his glory. Paul urges us to rid ourselves of : anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language and to put on the new self, through which we are daily being renewed in knowledge and image of God. The things that matter are not the things of this world which most of the time only succeed in distracting us from God. Instead we need to take Jesus’ advice and look to him for heavenly treasure that will never disappoint. Jesus has raised us up to live with him forever. May each of us seek in our hearts to be open to the working of the Holy Spirit as we live our lives according to his love.
Till next time. Andrew
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Rev. Andrew Smith
Vicar of Light in the Hills