Too heavenly minded?

It’s a common debate among Christians. Can we be so heavenly minded we are no earthly good? The common answer seems to be “yes.”

Then there is Paul. He just seems to get in the way.

“So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory” (Col. 3:1-4, NRSV).

Paul was incredibly effective on earth. Yet, his passion was above. His life was incredibly wrapped up in the eternal. His deep passion was the knowledge of Christ.

It might be his contention we can be too EARTHLY minded. Where are our thoughts? On what do we dwell?

3 thoughts on “Too heavenly minded?

  1. Could it be that when people use that expression they are actually refering to religious expression that is “out there” and has no application to our lives? True passion for Jesus will draw our minds to heaven and to do His work on earth.

  2. I think “too heavenly minded” does refer to people getting caught up with things like “how gold are those streets,” “how big is my mansion,” kind of stuff.

    All through history we see incredible examples of people who are so radically in love with Jesus, TRULY heavenly minded, that they make a WORLD of difference.

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