The mind of Christ

Psalm 119:73 “Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.”

It is impossible to put into words the awesomeness of the Word of God. The same mind that conceived the human body gave us the Word of God. To think of the genius behind this defies description. In the Bible God gives us insights into how He thinks, and as we plumb the depths of His Word, He reminds us that “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).”

In 1 Corinthians 2 Paul informs us of just how inferior man’s wisdom is to God’s in that man in his “wisdom” incredibly “crucified the Lord of glory.” Man is hopelessly flawed in his thinking. We know nothing when it comes to spiritual things and unless God gives us his Spirit, we will remain completely and hopelessly ignorant. Only by His Spirit do we understand that “no eye has seen, nor ear heard nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” and that “these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit (I Cor 2:9-10).”

Further the Word tells us “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. ‘For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ (I Corinthians 2:14-16).”

Think of that – the mind of Christ, the Creator of the universe. His mind, His very thoughts, those thoughts that are as high above ours as the heavens are above the earth, are provided to us in the pages of the Bible and revealed to us by the Holy Spirit as we read, study, and meditate on its words. If this doesn’t fill us with awe and a longing to spend time in his Word, it is evidence that His Spirit doesn’t live in us. Yet he longs to reveal himself to us, if we would only ask. Listen to Him say “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:29).”

So are you availing yourself of the wisdom of the infinite God? Are you been made a part of His kingdom?  Have you been born again?  If not, you can be if you will turn to Christ, repent of your sins, and ask Him to forgive you and save your soul.  And if you are a Christian, are you reading God’s Word and asking Him to open your eyes to its meaning?  Are you praying with the psalmist, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law (Psalm 119:18)”?

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