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Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. Ro. 8:5-8
I guess we have all heard the saying, “You are too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good.”
I’ve been accused of it actually. My response has always been to wonder if such a thing were even possible. It strikes me that Earth was conceived out of Heaven. That being the case, it does seem that the more we truly consider Heaven the more valuable we will be to the Earth.
Now I have met men and women who are so caught up with the notion of going to Heaven that they forget that Heaven is not really the point. God is. That being said, God has commanded us to love the world and if we fail to do that then we are not really heavenly minded at all. Failing to love is carnality whatever excuse we give for it.
I suppose however, that most of us are not so caught up even with the notion of going to Heaven that we are of no earthly good to anyone. If anything I think most people have a long way to go before they even get close to thinking about going to Heaven so much that they become impotent here on Earth. No, in all honesty, what most Christians suffer from today is the opposite ailment. We are so earthly minded we are of no heavenly good. It’s easy to do. The world, the flesh and the Devil all encourage us towards that mindset.
The devil tempts us toward pet sins.
The world pressures us into not going overboard with our own faith while pushing us to also except every other faith and ideology that comes down the pike.
The flesh urges us to rest in place of prayer or to play in place of going to church because after all we work hard.
Friend when we know more about what’s on the WB Network than what’s in our Bibles.
When we spend more time on Facebook than we do in prayer.
When we refuse to give up that habit the Holy Spirit has been dealing with us about.
When we make fun of other Christians for becoming too heavenly minded, maybe what we ought to ask is are we too earthly minded?