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Sharing the Message of Christ—Part 1

Sharing the Message of Christ—Part 1

“Set Your Affection”

“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. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
Colossians 3:1–4
In his 1746 book, A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards described the process undergone by those who are converted and the change it makes in their lives. He wrote, “The higher gracious affections are raised, the greater the spiritual appetite and longing of soul after spiritual attainments. Those with false affections rest satisfied in them. But for a Christian, the more he loves God with a gracious love, the more he desires to love Him, and the more uneasy he is that he doesn’t love Him more; the more he hates sin, the more he desires to hate it, and is upset that