"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." Colossians 3:1, 2
IN JESUS TODAY!
Let's start with,"if ye then be risen". Romans 6:4 reads, "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." If you have received Jesus as Lord and Savior then you have been risen anew. A new life has begun in you, a change of heart, mind, and soul. "Old things have passed away; behold all things are new." 2Corinthians 5:17 Now because we have been risen anew and are now a new person inside and out, and have given our heart to a new life in Christ, we must now set our affections, (tender feelings toward Jesus and each other.) on things above.
Our affections must reflect our new life. What we love must agree with our choice to receive Jesus. Jesus has raised us up!
"Even when we were dead in sins, he hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved); And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:" Ephesians 2:5, 6