A Glimpse into the Youth Bible Class
In the youth class we have recently been studying the importance of our attitude. Winston Churchill said, “attitude is a small thing that makes a big difference,” and certainly he’s correct. Our attitude impacts everything we do. But what does God’s Word have to say about our attitude?
The Bible actually has a lot to say about our attitude, often it is very direct and other times it’s more implied. But since our attitude is always with us and never turned off, and impacts all our life, certainly the Bible would have a lot to say about such an important topic.
One of the first scriptures to come to mind is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Here Paul gives us three attitudes we need to have. He encourages us to rejoice, pray, and be thankful. We don’t often think about prayer as an attitude but in the context of 1 Thessalonians 5:17, it makes sense. We need to have a prayerful attitude. An attitude that quickly turns to God in prayer. Prayer should be our first instinct, in most situations. This shows our dependency on our Heavenly Father. We need to seek guidance from Him.
At the core of this series is Colossians 3:1-4. Here Paul gives us not just an attitude but an approach to life. “Set your minds on things above not on things on the earth.” Our attitude and approach to life must emphasize the spiritual rather than the physical. As Christians we are blessed to have this attitude because we have been “raised with Christ.” As we seek the things above, our attitude is greatly impacted because we aren’t swayed by the stressors of life knowing we have victory through Jesus.