“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus …” (Philippians 2:5, NKJV)
A recent reading of this portion in Philippians had me asking the question, “What is to be the mind we have?” To answer the question, we must first ask, “What was the mind which Jesus had?”
As we look at the mind of Jesus, we discover it was the attitude to which He approached life and people. One commentary states it was “His attitude and His actions. One led to the other” (from The New American Commentary, Vol. 32, page 100). Perhaps we could even say, “One controlled the other.”
- Status was unimportant to Jesus. He did not cling to His equality with God (verse 6).
- Privileges were easy for Him to set aside. He did not use any of the privileges of deity to His advantage. He came and lived as any other human lived, facing the same challenges and difficulties (verse 7).
- He lived in humble obedience. Jesus lived in obedience to the Father, even when it cost Him His life (verse 8).
In backing up a few verses, we findÂ the characteristics which will become evident in our lives when we seek to have the same mind as Christ.
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