Why does our mind need renewing?

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The problem with our” minds “ is not merely that we are finite, and don’t have all the information. The problem is that is hostile to the absolute supremacy of God. Our minds are bent on not seeing. God as infinitely more worthy than we are, or the thing we make or achieve. Therefore, the aim of all life is worship, that is, we are to use our bodies – our whole lives – to display the worth of God and all that he is for us in Christ. We must move from self-worshiping to God-worshiping minds through His spirit.

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Our mind as referred to the Apostle Peter in 1 Peter 1:14 ” as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance. “ ( we can extend the comprehension by reading the cross-reference verse in Romans 1: 18 ). Obviously, our minds are life-ruining worship; destroying desires, and they get their life and their power from the deceit of our minds. There is a kind of knowledge of God – that transforms us because it liberates us from the deceit and power of aliens passions.

However, the Apostle Paul have gone deeper than Peter by highlighting the work in the futility of the mind in Ephesians 4: 17-18 ” This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind…”This carnal mind  hardening the heart through blurred understanding of the word against the Supremacy of Christ – John 7: 17 “If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God, or if I am speaking from myself. “

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The Holy Spirit renew our mind – 2 Corinthians 3: 18 ” But we all, with unveiled face seeing the glory of the Lord as in the mirror, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit. “– in two (2) ways:

  • from the outside. Exposing the mind to Christ exalting truth ( hearing of the Gospel; reading & studying the Bible; meditating on the perfection of Christ; often praying ) Cross reference verse Romans 12:2.
  • from the inside. Breaking the hard heart that blinds & corrupts the mind by exercising the virtue of humility. Romans 12: 3″ for I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith. “

 

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