“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.1 Corinthians 2:16
We are living through history. Everyone is trying to figure out just how to navigate through this global “crisis,” especially considering we’ve never done this before.
Information is coming and going at a rapid pace. It’s impossible to keep up with all of the reports, posts, broadcasts, and articles. Our minds are being stretched and stressed to the max with an overload of information and an unprecedented level of anxiety for many.
And to think … we ain’t seen nothing yet.
We need the mind of Christ now more than ever, but what exactly is the mind of Christ and how do I get it? Well … it kind of comes with the total package of becoming a child of God.
Our mind represents the mental and intellectual faculties that allow us to exercise sound reason, think rationally, and remain sane in the midst of a hostile world. The Bible clearly draws a clear distinction between those who still operate in their “natural” capacities and those who have been spiritually reborn and have received the supernatural mind of Christ.
“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. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. 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.”1 Corinthians 2:12-14
This is so critical to understand right now. Without the mind of Christ, no one can “accept the things of the Spirit of God!” Without the mind of Christ, the Word of God is foolishness. Without the mind of Christ, a person remains blinded to truth and will not be oriented to the ways or will of God. Without the mind of Christ, a person is given over to fear and devoid of the presence and peace of God.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”2 Timothy 1:7 – NKJV
I leave today’s post with two simple truths to remember.
- SALVATION — We receive the mind of Christ when we receive CHRIST! Paul reminds us of the profound and radical transformation that takes place at the very moment of our salvation, as we enter into a relationship and spiritual union with Jesus Himself. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” [2 Corinthians 5:17] When we get Jesus, we get ALL of HIM, including His mind! What a profound concept. Jesus unites His thoughts with our thoughts. His ways with our ways!
- SANCTIFICATION — We are responsible to daily give ourselves over to God and put ourselves in a spiritual posture and position so that Jesus can renew our minds and sanctify our hearts to understand and believe the truth of His word [John 17:17]. In other words, we are prone to experience short-term memory loss and therefore we must feed on God’s word as our daily bread and renew our minds to His glorious truth!
So if you are reading this and you have never trusted in Jesus and received Him as Lord and Savior — TODAY IS THE DAY! You can enter into relationship with Jesus right now by calling on Him to forgive you, save you, and give you everlasting life!
For my brothers and sisters in Christ out there … get alone with God today. Be still and listen to Him. Feast on His precious word and let the Word of God wash over you and renew your mind today so that you can understand what is happening in these last days!
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”Romans 12:2