Set your mind on things above,
not on things on earth.
Our mind is very powerful.
What we think about determines how we act.
The mind is the collective conscious and unconscious
thought processes which directly influence behavior.
When we direct those thoughts towards heavenly places,
we see Jesus.
We see ourselves seated next to Him.
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him
in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.
Even though we are seated in heaven, we still have
one foot here on earth and things here can still affect us.
As we focus our thoughts on worldly things,
our actions are influenced and sin abounds.
By setting on mind towards heaven, we are
influenced by Jesus.
So look up!
Finally, brothers (& sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble,
whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–
think about such things.