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Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. For, “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. 1 Corinthians 2:15-16 (NLT)

Does it seem to you like the more intelligent we get and the better we get at communicating, the harder it is to know the right answers to the questions of life? Take a look at the struggles around the world. Look at the problems in your own home. Your Church. Your community. What of these problems could be resolved by relationships based on the mind of Christ?

The answer of course, if you are a Christ-follower, is most likely, all of them! The problem is, each of us needs to remember that we live in a world that doesn’t ‘have the mind of Christ’. What does the mind of Christ look like? One needs only look at the gospels.

Jesus lived in a political climate that could best be described as a dictatorship. The Jews, of which Jesus was one, were looked upon as a bunch of religious lunatics! In a society that worshipped many gods, the Jews held to the ridiculous notion that there was one God! There was absolute truth in Judaism, whereas Greco/Roman thinking held to truth on a relative scale. Sound familiar?

Yet the mindset of Christ rose above evil governments, empty religion and a godless society. He lived the kind of life that was attractive to the prostitute, the drug addict, the person held captive by lust or their past or physical and emotional abuse. The mind of Jesus gave enlightenment and wisdom in situations that needed solutions to life. He didn’t concern himself with the external situations. He neither went against or supported any political agenda. His mind was set on helping people cope with the journey called life.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have the wisdom to sort through things? Wouldn’t it be great if you could rise above earthly concerns and have the wisdom to find answers for yourself and others in your own little niche’ of the world?

Good news! You can. Paul tells us we have the mind of Christ when we accept him as Savior. Does that mean things on this earth will be easy? Certainly not. Does that mean others will see you as wise? Not a chance.

What it does mean is that when you confess Jesus as Lord of your life he moves in for good. He isn’t just visiting. He’s making a change of residence. When Jesus moves in, lives change, outlook changes even when external circumstances attack, peace reigns.

PRAYER: Father, the more I see of life around me the more frustrated I get. People seem so set on their own agendas that they completely disregard the needs of others. Forgive me for the times I get sucked into that mindset. Empower me by your Spirit to see life as you see it. Help me to live in the wisdom of your word even when it’s contrary to ‘worldly wisdom’. Help others to see Jesus in me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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