Verse of the day
For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
A few days ago, I stumbled upon a question. It read, “Do true Christians still have a sinful nature?”
This question had four options to it, and after 1580 votes, the votes were shared thus: 65% went for, “of course,” 18% chose, “yes and no,” 12% selected, “no we died to it,” while the remaining 5% selected the “not sure” option. So, of a sample of 1580 people – most probably Christians – only about 190 know and/or believe what the scriptures say about how that the believer has become dead to sin and is now a partaker of the divine nature. Of course, this 1580 is not necessarily a perfect representation of the entire body of Christ but it may be true of a section of it.
The mind of Christ
The mind of Christ is a constituent of the divine nature made available for us in redemption. Therefore, everyone who has accepted Christ as their Saviour and Lord has this mind of Christ.
Having the mind of Christ does not mean that every product of our mind is of Christ; if it were so, then the Bible would have been contradictory in requiring again that we renew our mind. It also does not mean that whatever thoughts we have or the actions we take are Christ’s. No. Rather, having the mind of Christ means that now having been redeemed, the mind of Christ has been made available to us. This means that we CAN now think like Christ, we can now react to situations like Him, and we can be and live like Him if we choose. And of course, this is the eventual plan of God for us – that we may become just like Him in perfect sonship, in spirit, in soul and body.
Our responsibility now is not to choose to act like Christ. Rather, our responsibility is to choose to behold Truth in the Word and in practical reality, to subject ourselves to the tutelage of Truth, to be willing to learn, unlearn and relearn Christ until we learn perfectly of Him until our lives become perfect reflections of His.
References: Romans 6:11; 2 Peter 1:4; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 12:2
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Dad, I admit this day that I have the mind of Christ, I subject myself to the tutelage of Your Spirit, that I may behold You in Truth and in Spirit, and so learn at Your feet as Master until I am a full reflection of one Who has received and internalized Your mind.
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