Paul writes, Let this mind be in our which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5
How can we think like Jesus? We need to be students of Jesus to learn what he said and how he acted because of these actions began with thoughts. Paul struggled with the same thing we struggle with. After his conversion when he began to speak to others about Christ, he did it “in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.” Then he too must have realized he needed to be a student of His heavenly Father. He realized he had to rely on the Holy Spirit to speak through him. He refers to speaking words of wisdom which he calls the “mystery of God” that he says are revealed to him through the Holy Spirit.
When we try to think like Christ we really must rely on the Holy Spirit.
We cannot think, speak, feel, and act like Christ without the help of the Holy Spirit. That is way beyond our human ability. Look what Paul tells us in I Corinthians.
13 When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. 14 But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. 15 Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. 16 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. I Corinthians 2: 13-16
This is a very powerful message! Only those who live in the spirit have the mind of Christ. THE world and OUR world can be changed when live in the spirit because then we can truly reflect God’s glory in the world.
Is it any wonder that the world is in the mess that it’s in! Is it any wonder that people strive against each other? That people lash out, live immoral, self-centered lives?
When people live in and for the Holy Spirit, they have the mind of Christ. Then they think like him, feel like him, speak like him, and act like him. Let’s remember the cycle ---what we think becomes how we feel, speak, and act. God planned it this way! Let’s think like him.