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Mind of Christ

"For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ." (1 Corinthians 2:16)

St. Paul in his letters stresses on the mindset a believer ought to have. The mind is the central processing unit of human emotions and thoughts. We respond to situations and view things from a mindset we are brought up. Cultural settings, family traditions and inherent convictions often shape a person's mindset. It's the spirit of man who knows the deep things inside the person. The mind is wired to the vibes of the spirit of man. In the same way, the Spirit of God draws out the things of God into our lives. He is a never ending supply who grants us the revelation of the things of God that are freely available to us. It's then up to us to shape our minds by the power of the Holy Spirit and as Paul says often, "transform our minds" to live a life pleasing to him. Hence it's the spiritual man that forms our perspective, character and convictions.

As children of God, we should have a close communion with the Holy Spirit. Koinonia is the Greek word for fellowship. We need to have continuous flow of the Holy Spirit revelations from the word of God and allow them to shape our inner man. This is worship. St. Paul brings the Old Testament scripture that asks a question." For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?" He states we have the mind of Christ when we have the Holy Spirit. When we have the mind of Christ, we lead our lives as the Master led and lived.

For further reading: Romans 12:1-3, Philippians 2:5