A Mind Like Christ ... Peace ... June 27, 2021
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah
26:3 ESV..... Peace I leave with you, MY PEACE I give to you. Not as the world gives do I
give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 ESV
We know that Jesus had peace of mind, for he could not give to us that which he did not
possess himself. Do you long for inner peace? Peace that allows you to rest your thoughts and
concerns of the present and future. Do you ever think, “How is that even possible?” Life can
seem so overwhelming, yet it is possible to have peace in the storms and challenges of life. A
peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7) takes focus. The person who desires such
peace must focus on things above. If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that
are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on thing that are
above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1-2 ESV .......You keep him in perfect
peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 ESV These bible
truths when practiced will help produce peace in your mind.
Raised With Christ:
It is important to know that you are in Christ. This is of utmost importance in order to
experience peace in your mind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with
which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with
Christ — by grace you have been saved — and RAISED US UP WITH HIM and seated us
with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-6 ESV. We have been
redeemed by the grace of God through His Son Jesus. Only God can raise you up and give you
the hope of eternal life. This is not a general knowledge of the things of God, rather it is
recognizing, as an individual, that you have been redeemed by the sacrificial blood of God’s only
Son on the cross.
Seek And Set Your Minds:
You will seek things above when being led by the Holy Spirit to understand Biblical truth.
Setting your mind on things above gives evidence that you have a renewed mind. Put off your
old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through evil desires, and
be renewed IN THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MINDS, and put on the new self, created after the
likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV (read Ephesians
chapter 4:17-32 for the full context) For those who live according to the flesh set their minds
on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirt set their minds on the
things of the Spirit. For to set your mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit
is life and PEACE. Romans 8:5-6 ESV Seek to set your mind on the path that will bring peace
in your journey through life. Focus focus focus!!!!! On things above!!!!!
Things Above Not On Earth:
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that
by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2 ESV.... To set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6b ESV Jesus,
never lost sight of the purpose for which He came. He stayed focused all the way to the cross
and brought glory to His Father. This should be our goal: to bring glory to our heavenly Father.
When we make this our life goal and not conform to this world, we will have peace..... a peace
that passes all understanding.
Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known
to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made know to God. And the
peace of God which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ
Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 ESV.
Because of His Grace ~ Pastor David