The New Man ( As One With The Mind of Christ ) -13

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

Philippians 2:3-5 NLT

The demands of life most times forces us to look at numerous ways to be successful or even ways to be better at what we do . As job opportunities decrease and school tuitions increase ,more people tend to look only to their own interests . It becomes even more difficult to think of others when your needs are not met.

I had a friend in college who despite having a very hectic medical schedule, would help others with tutorials, materials and his valuable time. This young man was so selfless that even as the week of many major exams approached, he could always be found having tutorials and sessions with other students who did not fully grasp a concept in the curriculum. It never ceased to amaze me because he was able to forget himself long enough to lend a helping hand.

This points to the mind of Christ. The mind of Christ is the mind of other people. Jesus Christ came to this world as a man but his life was essentially laid down for the whole world to receive salvation . When believers have the mind of Christ they understand the plan that God has for the world and how he plans to bring about his purpose . Christ had a desire to bring glory to God and was very humble , compassionate and obedient even to the death of the cross .

In order to have the mind of Christ , you must have the Holy Spirit which is your teacher . As you are a Christian , with the help of the Holy Spirit , you would and should have the different manifestations of the mind of Christ.

Be blessed !


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