Have the mind of Christ

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God’s foolishness is greater than man’s wisdom

When the Holy Spirit lights up a passage of scripture for me I take note and hold it close

That is what He did this past hour for me with the 2nd chapter of St. Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthians. May it minister to you as it did to me. ~TD

“And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written:

‘What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived—
the things God has prepared for those who love him’

but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for,

‘Who has known the mind of the Lord
so as to instruct him?’

But we have the mind of Christ.”
– 1 Corinthians 2

Shalom Aleichem
(“Peace be upon you.”)

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0 responses to “Have the mind of Christ

  1. No you don’t. You don’t hold Christ’s spirit close. If you did you would not be so pro war. You clearly unequivocally despise Moslems and liberals and Obama — not that they are not seriously errant, but you give a pass to the cabal that is destroying all that is right and good and decent. You are a man of God of Christ only when it is convenient or serves your hateful point of view. You are actually a very bad man.
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    • So you don’t believe in the concept of Just War and the right of self-defense? Even Christ Jesus got angry and drove the money changers from the Temple with a whip. Even Christ Jesus said He came to bring a “sword” that would divide His followers from even their friends and families.
      By calling Trail Dust vile names, you, Leesa McDermid, are the hateful one — you who can’t see into Trail Dust’s heart or even your own.

    • traildustfotm

      Spoken like a faithful watcher of Oprah, and The View. You would doubtless conclude the same thing about Jesus if your were to actually read the hard words of warning He issued. We are sounding the alarm about serious dangers. If you reject our warnings, your blood will not be on our hands on the day of judgement.

    • traildustfotm

      Leesa, forget about me. Assume you won this argument. Then open your Bible and seek the Lord for His peace. The gospel of John is a great place to start. Call me bad if you want, but call Christ good.

  2. unknowable, but residing in me… untouchable, but surrounding me… invisible, but guiding me. Praise be the LORD for sending me this Comforter.

    • I guess I’m one of god’s rejects to hell. Every time I open a bible, even the NT it honestly looks like gibberish. As hard as I try to make sense of it still seems to contradict itself, and get into endless loops of repeating the same thing
      Probably god’s way to saying to me, get out of my sight you vile stinking pervert sinner

      • To “damned”:
        You are the commenter who usually goes by the handle/alias of “art.” This is the second time you temporarily switch to using a different alias. Why are you doing this?

      • traildustfotm

        art, I suggest you approach it by a different way. Set aside a little time, 15 to 30 minutes, shut off the computer, tv, and anything or anyone that can distract. Then sit and read, and be quiet in your heart. Also ask jesus to open your eyes. I’m not kidding. It works for me.

      • Dear ‘dammed’,
        You have scales on your eyes because you don’t believe. If you ask, in all sincerity, it will be revealed to you.

        • Art, go to a good church and have good people pray over you, teach you, encourage you. I will leave it to others on this posting to recommend the particular church. Another suggestion, read the Bible in a language you can understand. The New Living Translation is easily understood and is also an accurate translation. Much as other people like it, God bless them, the King James version is not easy to read and it is not the only source for truthful wisdom of God’s Word. Speaking of wisdom, James, a great book with much good, practical, basic instruction, says in Chapter 1, verse 5, tells us that if any lack wisdom, ask God, for He gives generously and without scolding.

  3. ‘What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
    and what no human mind has conceived—
    the things God has prepared for those who love him’—
    Psalm 37
    37 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
    2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
    Psalm 40
    4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.


  4. Pro pace Christi cum omnibus vobis: Peace of Christ be with you!

  5. Proverbs 29:27 speaks to me. Let it sink in…
    (HCSB) 27 An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.
    Kind of explains our current regime.

  6. Thank you for the post. Shortly before Jesus was to be sacrificed, he told his disciples to carry swords because he wouldn’t be on earth to protect them as he had been when he told them to carry next to nothing with them on a previous mission. Elsewhere, he told us that we are not good, “no man is good”, but he died to get us to the cross and keep us there. Art and anyone else, if you have trouble understanding the Bible, and Satan really doesn’t want you to understand it, do as TD suggested and ask God to tell you what you need to know at that time. Asking God to speak to you before a church service will bring you more truths and clarity. leemcd22, I have judged others (maybe it was last week, I don’t remember), thought of Christians as hypocrites, but that was based on my ignorance of Christianity, the hearts and motives of others, and lack of judging myself.

  7. After many years of wasting my life, I have come to this conclusion: My mere reason alone tells me there MUST be an Intelligence behind creation, that this Universe did not and COULD NOT have created itself or come about by accident. (And looking at it on the micro level, a single human cell or strand of DNA demands the same claim).
    That being said, WHO is God, and IS HE hard to find? Oh I’ve believed in the existence of God my entire life, all right, but that alone does not suffice. (Especially as I have lived most of my life in Sartrean alienation!)
    It seems to me that Revelation must be true, and I have found some comfort in looking at the matter from another angle. It would seem to me that God could only create people and things according to their natures. (The opposite, that God could create in contradiction of Nature, is logical imbecility to me!) What I think St. Paul is talking about here is an indirect allusion to what we now refer to as Phenomenology, the study of things according to their nature. (Wallace Stevens and “The Man With the Blue Guitar” come to mind.) But more importantly, I think he is referring to DUNAMIS POWER, the Power of the Holy Spirit, the Power of God. Whatever the questions of human existence, ONE THING sticks out like a SORE THUMB to me: We are, left to ourselves, completely POWERLESS. (And metaphysically, even homicidal rage is Powerless). WE NEED POWER. Not the “Will to Power” of Nietzsche, but that Power of the New Testament we call GRACE.
    Life is an insufferable MEANINGLESS EXISTENTIAL HELL without it. And I would venture to speculate that the existence of free will is a sort of “proof” of the Existence of God, for without offering our free will to the Person from Whom it came, and For Whom it belongs, then life is an intolerable absurdity with no possible point!

  8. This post is Providential and perfect timing. It is confirmation on what has happened in my life in the past few days.
    Recently I read several posts from a blog by a pastor. He is a very good writer, but he is conformed to the world; he writes with great style—you could call it literary aesthetics, but he isn’t spiritual; he has the wisdom of the world, but not the wisdom of God. So the Lord told me to stop reading his posts.
    Thank you for posting this. I love how the Lord will confirm His word through different angles, different witnesses, different blogs, etc. God bless you.


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