*Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.* (Colossians 3:1, 2 NASB) The change from *seek* in verse 1 to *set your minds* in verse 2 emphasizes that there is a mental reorientation which a new life in Christ necessitates. As Christians, we must devote our whole mental activity not simply an occasional thought to higher things.
Philippians 4:8 (MSG) reads, *You would do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly, things to praise, not things to curse.* Albert Barnes sums it up in his Bible commentary, *Live under the correct impression.*
This offers us a choice: to live under the correct impression or not to live under the correct impression. It implies there is a possible means of escaping from incorrect imp