1 Corinthians 2
Today’s discussion is on Whom Do We Sound Like?
We have the mind of Christ.
— 1 Corinthians 2:16
God has implanted the mind of Christ in those who have accepted His Son as their Savior. First Corinthians 2:12 ‘Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God’, tells us that the Spirit of God has taken up residence in us. In some mysterious way we now have a capacity for divine wisdom that no scholarly degree or natural experience could ever provide. Having the mind of Christ enables us to see life increasingly from God’s perspective.
This doesn’t mean that we can think on God’s level and instruct Him. But it does mean that we have a capacity to think and talk and act more and more like Christ Himself. The knowledge we gain from God’s Word must impact our hearts and convict us of the need to obey what we have learned. Romans 12:1-2 says:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The natural consequence of knowing and obeying God is that He becomes greater and greater, while we become less and less as we yield control of our lives to Him. God wants us to forget about this world and all its temporary pleasures and be obedient to His Word. It is important to realize that becoming more like Christ starts by receiving Him as Savior from our sins. Then we grow in our knowledge of God by reading the Bible daily, studying it, and being obedient to what it says. This process causes us to grow and occurs over an entire lifetime in Christ.
O Lord, forgive us for not using the good mind You have given us. Please help us to spend more time in Your Word absorbing Your thought so that we can think, talk, and live more and more like You. Live in me from day to day and by Your love and power help me walk with Christ.