The Mind of Christ (17)

In humility count others more significant than yourselves. Philppians 2:3

Listen to some Chrsitians long enough and you’ll hear talk about being “more like Jesus”. Gaining a Christ-like attitude. Raging with righteous indignation. Such talk often turns into a self-righteous game that leads the player down a holier-than-thou road. Why do Jesus’ Chrsitians so often look anything but Christ-like? Perhaps the problem is our confession that Jesus is true God – all-powerful, all-knowing, eternal. He is all these things, but He had a good mind to set it aside to serve. Not very prestigious.

Yet loving service is the mind of Christ. Christians would do well to share this way of thinking. Other people are more significant. Using up my time, my energy, my money, my food, my love for the sake of others. The mind of Christ centers on the destitution of those in need. He troubled and inconvenienced Himself to serve others. Almighty in service. All-knowing in care. Eternally loving.

Jesus, give me your mind to serve and to love. Amen.


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