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There’s a saying, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good!” 

This can mean that someone is too preoccupied with religious self-righteousness to truly care about the needs of others. Readers of this magazine are those who genuinely strive to love their neighbors. And yet, no matter how much I commit to living this kind of life, I’ve found it’s invaluable to take a close look at what being “heavenly minded” truly means. Then I can reclaim the term “heavenly minded” and help recognize and care for the needs of others at the same time.

To put God first is to recognize God as the source of all being. To cherish the Love that supplies all that is needful and good. To honor the Life that sustains and invigorates. To comprehend the Mind that provides all wisdom and understanding. And putting God first in this way enables us to express the divine nature for the purpose of glorifying Him, living a life that enables us to be a real blessing to everyone around us, which is what it means to “work out our own salvation” (Philippians 2:12).  

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Bible Lens
Bible Lens—October 16–22, 2017
October 16, 2017

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