Paul tells the Corinthians that a spiritual man judges all things and has the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:15-16). The carnal Corinthians were not spiritual, nor did they have the mind of Christ(1 Cor 3:1-2).
If you ever wondered about the mind of Christ that Paul could not communicate to the Corinthians, then read Philippians repeatedly.
Philippians explains the mind of Christ in all its excellent detail.
Like the Corinthians, the Philippians needed reproof. Unlike the Corinthians, the Philippians were not carnal babes. They were faithful, charitable, and generous.
However, they had a wrong idea that Christian success relied too much on circumstance, status, and people, rather than on the Lord Jesus Christ and the power of his resurrection.
Paul was in prison and they were distraught. Epaphroditus was sick and they were worried. Suffering, opposition, and poverty were near them and they were fearful and full of care.
Paul teaches them how the same mind of Christ can lead to true rejoicing which otherwise is hindered by the uncertainty of our circumstances, weakness of our flesh, and cares of the world.
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“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” – Phil 2:5
For His glory,
Justin “rejoicing” Johnson