Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Heavenly Minded....And Earthly Good

 By: Rebekah Hargraves

Photo Courtesy Of:  Jon Tyson

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do."

~Ephesians 2:10

We’ve probably all heard the cliche phrase, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.” But I would say that this common admonition reveals a complete misunderstanding about what it even truly means to be heavenly minded. Because what we see in Scripture is that if we are thoroughly and biblically heavenly minded, we WILL be earthly good!

The Proverbs 31 woman is presented as an example for many of the different ways a godly woman can spend her time serving others - and one of those ways is be reaching out to and caring for the poor.

Jesus tells us our great commission is to go out and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to observe all that He had commanded.

James tells us the evidence of true religion is to care for the widow and orphan.

Paul says that those who don’t provide for their own who are in need are worse than an unbeliever.

Jesus said that when we clothe those who are naked, feed those who are hungry, give water to those who are thirsty, and visit those who are in prison, we are, in essence, doing those things to Him.

Paul makes it clear throughout his epistles that we as the church are the body of Christ, meant to act as His hands and feet in this world.

So, friend, if you are truly heavenly minded and your mind is fully fixed on the things of Christ, you will undoubtedly be earthly good. That is your calling as am image bearer of God and ambassador of Christ!

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