So if you were raised along with the Messiah, then seek the things above, where the Messiah is sitting at the right hand of God. c
Focus your minds on the things above, not on things here on earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God.
When the Messiah, who is our life, appears, then you too will appear with him in glory!
Therefore, put to death the earthly parts of your nature - sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed (which is a form of idolatry);
for it is because of these things that God's anger is coming on those who disobey him.
True enough, you used to practice these things in the life you once lived;