Daily Devotion:

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,”

Ephesians 2:4-6 ESV


Because of a believer’s union with Christ, God counts what happened to Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension as having happened to the believer as well. Therefore, just as Jesus is now seated in glory, so is the believer.

Jesus died. We died. Jesus rose. We rose. Jesus is seated in glory. Therefore, so are we! We are to set our minds on heavenly things—where Christ is—rather than earthly things.

In Christ Jesus you have been seated in the heavenly places even while he lived on earth. “God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6).

WRONG THINKING: The things of this earth are all that really matters. I must think about and pursue them.

RIGHT THINKING: Since Christ is seated above, and God counts me as seated there with Him, my mind should be on my heavenly home.

Father, thank you that Jesus has gone to prepare a place for me in heaven. Help me to live today like I am homeward bound.