Thursday, October 15, 2020

Why Are We to Focus on JESUS Alone?

 3 If ye then be risen with Christ, 
seek those things which are above, 
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, 
not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:1-2 
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Why is it important we focus on Jesus alone, and not on the things of the world?

In progression (one verse leading to the other), this is what Scripture has to say:

14 I have seen all the works 

that are done under the sun; 



all is vanity 

and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 1:14 

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8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:

1 Peter 5:8 

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12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness 

of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 6:12 

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4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them 

which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:4 

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2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, 

will of God.

Romans 12:2 

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19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

1 John 5:19 

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7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee from you.

James 4:7 

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18 While we look not at the things which are seen, 

but at the things which are not seen: 

for the things which are seen are temporal; 

but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18 

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13 Jesus answered and said unto her, 

Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

14 But whosoever drinketh of the water 

that I shall give him shall never thirst; 

but the water that I shall give him 

shall be in him a well of water 

springing up into everlasting life.

John 4:13-14 

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35 And Jesus said unto them, 

I am the bread of life: 

he that cometh to me shall never hunger; 

and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 6:35 

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6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, 

the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, 

but by me.

John 14:6 

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36 He that believeth on the Son 

hath everlasting life: 

and he that believeth not the Son 

shall not see life; 

but the wrath of God 

abideth on him.

John 3:36 

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28 Then said they unto him, 

What shall we do, 

that we might work the works of God?

29 Jesus answered and said unto them, 

This is the work of God, 

that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

John 6:28-29 

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