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12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. – 1 Corinthians 2:12-16
Our theme text reveals that Christians possesses something special. We possess “the mind of Christ.”
The mind of Christ becomes present in us when we are “born again.” But the new-born Christian that has received the mind of Christ is yet immature and uneducated . It follows that the mind of Christ in this Christian is the presence of potential. This potential is realized by at least two things, biblical education and spiritual growth.
You will find this to have been true even with the incarnate Christ. The Scripture testifies that “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”
“increased” in the nkjv, is a translation of the Greek “prokopto.” Prokopto communicates the idea of striking forward, or cutting forward a way. Jesus cut through everything that resisted His potential. He increased in godly wisdom. He increased in natural and spiritual maturity. Both God and men held Him in esteem.
The Christian Mind Must Be The Mind Of Christ
Jesus is our model of godly behavior, and the thinking and spiritual disciplines that produce that behavior. His incarnate life provides us with a motion picture of what it means to be a Christ-ian. By the new birth we become in kind like Christ. But we must mature into the paradigms of Christ if He is to be seen in us.
Thus we have the primary focus of this blog. Here we participate in the progress of Jesus’ Church toward, “the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”
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