The Mind of Christ

1 Corinthians 2:16–“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

What does it mean to have the mind of Christ?

1 Corinthians 2:11—”For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”

The Spirit of God comprehends the thoughts of God.  If we have the Spirit, He is giving us insight into the thoughts of God.  Having the Spirit in us is the same as the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:12—”Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.”

He gives us the mind of Christ that we might understand the things freely given to us by God.  He wants to reveal His perspective of us.  How does God see us through His eyes, His mind?  He sees us through the things He has freely given to us: forgiveness, salvation, righteousness, justification, acceptance, His Spirit, grace etc.  Our natural tendency is to see ourselves through the spirit of the world.

1 Corinthians 2:14—”The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.”

“The revolutionary truth of Christianity is that Jesus died for us that He might live in us. Our lives are now in union with Him and we have been given the mind of Christ.

Who is Christ? Christ is God the son. We have the mind of God. This is like a combination of all that chapter two has been building towards, we have the spirit of God in us. The spirit of God knows the depths of God, and has freely given us from God everything we need to know, the depths of God. Now it comes down, so we’ve seen the spirit, now we see the son. We have the mind of Christ, this is the revolutionary truth of Christianity, and so many people miss it, so many Christians miss it, the reality that Jesus died for us so that he might live in us, our lives are now in union with Jesus so that we have his mind. This is mind blowing.” From radical.net

Thank you, Lord that we have Your mind in us through Your Spirit.  Open our eyes that we might see ourselves as You see us, through Your perspective, through Your grace.

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