Nov 15, 2018
What does it mean to have the mind of Christ? For Paul, it was to think like Christ thought and to live like Christ lived. It was to emulate the attitude that Christ displayed while He walked this earth: An attitude marked by humility, selflessness and obedience. We are not to use one another as our standard of holiness, but Jesus Christ Himself. And He set the bar high. He was sinless and perfectly obedient to His heavenly Father. But before we give up in despair, Paul would have us remember that we have the Spirit of God living within us. We have all the power we need to live the life we’ve been called to live. And in Philippians 1:27-2:11, Paul gives us a much-needed reminder that our lives are to look a lot like Christ’s. We are to share His mindset when it comes to the things of this world and our purpose for life in this world. We are to hve the mind of Christ. Which translates into a life of selfless service, willful obedience and humble submission to His will.