Let this MIND be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… Philippians 2:5 (KJV)
“So, what am I supposed to think!” This is the ultimate rhetorical response to the age-old question, “What were you thinking?”
As Christians, we have become “new.” Read 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10, 4:24 and Colossians 3:10 to see just how “new” God says we really are. But, how does a Christian begin to think like Christ? The verse above is a good start and goes on to say just what “mind” (or attitude) Christ had – that of a humble, totally obedient servant.
So, just how did we become new? The Bible says in John 3:16 that whoever believes (has faith) in Jesus and accepts Him as Savior will not die spiritually but live with Him (Jesus) in Heaven for eternity. Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. So, logically, the way to be more Christ-like (having the mind or attitude of Christ) is to spend time getting to know HIM and spending time in the book that’s all about HIM (the Bible).
How important is God’s Word? Psalm 138:2 says that God magnifies His Word above even His name! How important was Scripture to Jesus? He used nothing but Scripture in defeating Satan’s temptations (Matthew 4). What did King David think about spending time with God? Every morning I direct my prayers to you (Psalm 5:3).
The name “Christian” literally means “little Christ” or in the lineage (family of Christ). To be transformed mentally (or in your attitude) is to learn all about Him. The only way to do that is to read and study His Word (the Bible).
When is your daily prayer and Bible reading time?