The Mind of Christ

The Mind of Christ in Us

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

In 1 Corinthians 2, Paul uses overwhelming terms to describe the riches God has prepared for us as believers. These blessings are beyond our understanding, so great that eye has not seen, nor ear heard (v. 9). No one can imagine all that God is ready to give those who love Him.

However, many people are not aware of these riches. And to many others, the Gospel itself makes no sense. The natural mind, no matter how brilliant, cannot really understand spiritual things. As Paul explains, the principles of God’s Kingdom are nothing but foolishness to most people. The key to receiving Heaven’s resources is the Spirit of God. The Greek word for Spirit is used eight times within five verses!

There is a divide that cannot be crossed except through God’s Spirit. These truths only can be understood spiritually, by the work of the Spirit. Why? Because they are spiritually discerned. They’re part of another dimension, the spiritual dimension.

Understanding the role of the Spirit is critical to receiving spiritual truth. Those without the Spirit cannot begin to understand the truths of God’s Word or the spiritual world. They simply don’t make sense to such people. We can only have the mind of Christ (v. 16) through the Holy Spirit. Only the Spirit can give us this understanding.

These are reasons to be filled with the Spirit. To be sensitive to the Spirit and to pray in the Spirit. Pray that His Spirit would fall on your unbelieving friends and relatives. Today, pray that they too will have spiritual understanding and receive the riches God has prepared for them in His Kingdom.