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Now let’s consider “setting”—where we are told to “set our hearts” and “set our minds”

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Col 3: 1-4

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1) It is not natural, normal or expected that our hearts and minds are “set” on things above…if it were we would not be told to do something that we already were doing.  (There is no command/expectation in the Bible that we are to “drink lots of water”.  We do that naturally—every time we are thirsty!)  So…

If setting our hearts and minds on things above not natural—describe your and my natural state.  In marriage, what is our default “setting”?

In the song below (3 minutes), Andrew Peterson sings of a very “unnatural” heart.  But you can see a different direction he is intending in his letter to his lover-friend…In what direction is his heart set?