{1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT}
“Who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to teach him?”
But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

What is more unlike humans than to treat all kinds of people with equal truth and love? The ideas and images that govern unredeemed humanity make it impossible, except in highly selective circumstances in in very recent societies strongly influenced by Jesus and his followers. Paul knew we can only escape being conformed to a fallen humanity by receiving the mind of Christ himself (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5). Spiritual formation in Christ moves toward a total interchange of our ideas and images for his.

Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart, p. 102

Questions to consider:

  • What does it mean to have the mind of Christ
  • How should this change the way we understand the world and the people around us?
  • What can we do to make living with the mind of Christ a greater reality in our lives?
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