Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 2:14–16 "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."
Psalm 19:14, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer."
New beginnings can be a wonderful thing. Many people seriously evaluate home organization skills, homeschooling methods, business practices, fire escape plans, and even relationships, etc. To be sure, those items that affect daily life do need some attention. But we often find our worth and value in them. Identity (or who we are) is easily tied to what we do, what we own, people we love (or who loves us), and even where we live.
Not so with the believer. Our identity is in Christ. That means that our worth, value, purpose, and even citizenship is in Christ. As believers, we are to no longer find our identity in worldly things. God desires that we know who we are—In Him. And the way that I know who we are and know Christ Himself is to study His Word more.
You can know the mind of Christ. Not only that, 1 Corinthians 2:16 says that “you have the mind of Christ.” We as the church of the living God of the universe have the mind of Christ. How can that be? It can be because you have the Bible; you have the mind of Christ revealed to you in the form of Scripture. Therefore, jump in and read it daily. Meditate on it. Don’t be distracted by daily pressures of life. Make time to put Christ first in your day.
Questions to Consider:
Do you realize you can know the mind of Christ by continually reading His Word?
- Ask the Lord to deliver you from distraction.
- Ask the Lord to help you set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth (Col 3:2).