19 Jun 2014

The mind of maturity

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1 Cor 6:12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Doesnt it reflect a person who is mature?

This is Paul’s statement of how he refused to be caught up in what might or might not be lawful, and it is definitely an attitude of one who is mature. The mind of Christ doesn’t look for what it can get away with … for that is the mind of the flesh. We’ve had it reinterpreted for us so that it seems as if a mature “grace” person is one who isn’t afraid to sin. The mind of Christ only sees the living truth of the life that has been raised from the dead and therefore is not subject to any fleshly perception. No longer obligated to the fleshly mind.

i will not be brought under the power of any…is that a sinless man as in behaviour? he has it altogether?

That is the mind of a man who knows his true nature. That is one who knows that in Christ all things have become new. As far as behavior goes, it will be interpreted differently by whoever is doing the judging.The mind of Christ in us would have us see the truth of not being subject to man’s opinion … not subject to his judgments. This is the mind that finds comfort in knowing that GOD’s judgment is the only true judgment. That was the basis for Paul’s comfort and confidence.

indeed thats the only thing that can comfort

This was the agreement he wanted the Corinthians to come together on. We might try to convince ourselves that we’re okay because of Christ, but all too often we still fear God’s judgment.

Knowing that GOD is the one who doesn’t veer away from his opinion of us as being in Christ is the only truth that brings confidence. I might forget, but he definitely won’t.

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