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The duty to which we are excited by the Apostle , comprehended in three
precepts : Seek those things which are above ; Opoveīts , i . e . think upon and
love the things above ; seck not after , neither mind , earthly things . 2 . The
Tå " aww Opoveīte , Mind the things above , think upon or savour them . ] The
word opovɛīte , in our translation set your affections , embraces two acts ; the act
of the mind or of the understanding reflecting about any thing ; and the act of the ...
... di tè eniyela OpovoŨNTES , who mind earthly things . They were men of this
kind , whom our Saviour censured in his parable , Luke xiv . because , while they
regarded fields , oxen , and wives , altogether neglected the call of salvation .
Whence said Augustine , If the mind hath delight from what is external , it will
remain without delight from what is internal . Thus much for the matter of the
Apostle ' s exhortation . Let us proceed to the inducements . If ye be risen with
For instance ; Christ died ; we ought in like manner to die to sin : Christ rose
again ; we ought also to rise to newness of life : Christ ascended into heaven ; it
is our duty to soar to heaven in mind . This is what the Apostle would have us ...
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