Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Mind of Christ

  1 Corinthians 2:6-16
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6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:
   "No eye has seen,
      no ear has heard,
   no mind has conceived
   what God has prepared for those who love Him"— 10 but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit.
      The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 We have not received the spirit of

the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words  taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord
      that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ. [emphasis added]

What a privilege to have the mind of Christ - and yet - do we use it? Do we avail ourselves of it?  Do we seek it in wisdom and understanding by the Spirit's teaching as this passage says?

Living 'in the Spirit' is a daily - hour by hour - walk with Christ. May we seek to walk in it at every moment - following Him - not stepping out in front and taking back the lead. That's His job.

Isaiah 30:21

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Looking Upward and Choosing JOY,


[Led by the Spirit]

1 comment:

kimberly said...

before i officially came to know the lord, i pondered a lot of ideas and concerns in my mind. When my "gut" was telling me to do one thing and i actually did the opposite which was the wrong thing to do,it was then i realized that it was the holy spirit talking to my "gut" all along.It took a while for me to realize that my "gut" feelings were actually the holy spirit guiding me in through the choices i make in day to day life.