You Have the Mind of Christ

“But we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16, ESV).

Truth:  You have the mind of Christ

As believers, we have God’s Holy Spirit dwelling within us; therefore, we have been given the mind of Christ.  We are not victims of Satan and the evil forces that seek to devour us, but we can discern God’s will and truth.

Having the mind of Christ is an awesome gift from the Lord. However, the mind is much like the muscles we work to strengthen each day. We devote time to training these muscles by using specific exercises.  It is work.  Without the hard work, muscle development doesn’t happen.

The same is true with our mind of Christ.  We have to develop this mind that God has entrusted to us.  That means we have to read His word, spend time in prayer and give ourselves in worship on a regular basis.  We have to guard what we see and hear.  There is great opposition to the mind of Christ.  The world with all its temptations, secular teachings and influences seeks to draw us from this mindset. We must resist and claim what is rightfully ours through Christ.  As we know, exercise is a discipline.

Ladies, you have been given a great gift!  Set your mind on the promises of God, the character of God, the truths of God.  The Lenten discipline to replace lies with truth will is designed to help you develop the mindset of Christ. Keep putting truth into your mind so that the lies can be dispelled.  Earlier in this chapter, Paul writes:  “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” (v. 12). These things promised are yours as you develop the mind of Christ.  It is worth the exercise!

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