Christ’s Mind We Have

19 May

I know the title sounds a little Yoda-ish, but it is one translation of 1 Corinthians 2:16b.  It is a declaration.  Make it right now, “Christ’s mind I have!”  In the context, Paul is speaking of wisdom that we receive from God.  This wisdom, or sophia, is the right use or exercise of knowledge in act, effect, or practice, skill, tact, or expertise.  The antonym is stupidity, folly, or foolishness.

God is so practical.  The wisdom of God can be roughly divided into four areas:

  1. Skill in the affairs of life, wise management as shown in forming the best plans and means.
  2. Enlightened understanding of divine things and the ability to practically apply the understanding.
  3. Infinite skill, insight, and knowledge of things pertaining to the gospel and what Jesus did for us.
  4. Knowledge of how to regulate one’s relationship with God.

Christ’s mind we have!

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