The Mind of Christ

In 1 Cor 2: 16 God’s word says: “we have the mind of Christ”.  The context of this is that the message of the cross is foolish to those who are perishing, those who do not accept the gospel.

The world seeks signs and wonders signifying power; or scholarship and philosophy signifying man’s intelligence and reasoning.  But the gospel is none of this.  God uses the foolish to shame the wise, and weak to shame the strong.  The gospel is not about influence, or noble birth which are human status symbols of power and prestige.  And power, man’s philosophies, status, and privilege only results in divisiveness.

God uses a different way, he uses the weak and foolish, which causes us to take notice, forcing us to re-evaluate ourselves.  God’s method of change is counter to the world’s method, and as we follow God’s ways we are naturally brought back together, reconciled to God and one another.  “God chose to use the lowly things of this world and the despised things and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are” (1 Cor 1:27).

Those that “are not” become those that “are”

And Gods wisdom is: “not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.” (1 Cor 2: 6) Worldly systems are not the systems that will bring us together, and not the systems that will endure.

The ability to grasp God’s value system is spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2: 12) and thus requires the mind of Christ.  We are incredibly blessed to have this spiritual discernment which is counter culture and which God has freely given us.  Let’s use this gift to bless others and invite others into a relationship with our Risen Lord!

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