Summary: What happens when we don’t act as Christians.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
When viewing the mind of Christ Jesus through the teachings and lessons of the bible we find a man who’s mind was steadfast on goodness, set on serving the father, devoted to teaching righteousness, faithful to obeying God, dedicated to being the example of how a child of God should think and live for the Creator. The mind of Jesus Christ stayed on things that were what so ever true. His mind stayed on things that were what so ever honest, what so ever things that were just, what so ever things that were pure, what so ever things that were lovely, what so ever things that were of good report.
The Mind of Christ was filled with forgiveness, grace, mercy, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. We as Christians, Children of the creator, Brothers and sisters in Christ, are encouraged through the word of God in Philippians 2:5 to have the same mind as Christ Jesus. To act as Christ Jesus. To react as Christ Jesus. To do as Christ Jesus.
As a child of God, as we live our daily lives we strive to accomplish this assignment, but we often find ourselves falling short. We find ourselves not acting and doing as Christ. We find ourselves not filled with grace, forgiveness, mercy, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance within ourselves or towards others.
When a member of society fails to act or conduct his or her self in accordance to the rules and norms of society, they are said to have a mental problem. They are referred to as being a little touched or not right; we then say that that person has lost their mind.
Church, when we as Christians fail to let that mind be in us, which was also in Christ Jesus: then we too have lost our mind. We have lost our spiritual mind.
(HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?)
We all have lost our minds at one time or another that is why God forewarned us in his word where it is written in Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. There times in this Christian walk when you don’t think, do, or react in the manner in which Christ desires from a Christian. There are times during this Christian walk that everything, except the salvation of Christ, that is Christian or Christ like in you will depart from you, if only but for a moment. There are times during this Christian walk that you will loose your mind? You will be declared temporally spiritually insane.
We sing a song that says what can make me fell this way, nothing but the blood of Jesus, but I ask you what can make you loose you mind, nothing but the wiles of Satan.
What are some of the wiles, some of the trick, some of the deceits of Satan that will make you lose your mind? The bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. So what better place to look than in the word of God to see the wiles of Satan. What better place to look than at the word of God to see how Satan makes you lose your mind.