The Mind – Part 3
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:9-16
Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 2:16
“For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
There is one very important last fact in our passage of scripture that we have been studying. It is found in the very last verse of chapter 2 (1 Corinthians 2:16): “But we have the mind of Christ.” The Apostle Paul is giving us this assurance as believers: Our minds are being renewed by God’s Spirit in order to understand God’s mind. The Greek word for “have” is echo which has a meaning of holding ourselves to a thing or to adhere to something. The word could be used to say we are closely joined to a person or a thing. We “have the mind of Christ” is a description of our relationship to God through Christ. It attests to the fact that we are “closely joined” to everything the Spirit reveals to us.
These last couple of days we have been dealing with broken self-talk, which means negative, abusive, internal descriptions of ourselves. Most of us have far too much of that going on in our minds, but we must lay claim to the mind of Christ. He is in us, transforming our thoughts to match God’s thoughts of us. We must start challenging the negative self-talk—calling it out. Let’s join God’s pattern of thinking and looking at things. If we will carefully read God’s Word daily, it will do its work of transformation in us. As we replace our “natural” thoughts with the thoughts of God, our self-talk will be renewed to a positive and appropriate self-image!
Father, help me to hear what the Spirit is saying to me today; may I think positive thoughts of faith. Your Word is worthy of my trust. In Jesus’ name, amen.