“….complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord of one mind.” 2 Philippians 2:2
In this letter to the church in Philippi, a church Paul obviously loves, he tells them that nothing would please him more than knowing they are in agreement, or having the same mind. Then he goes on to tell them exactly whose mind they are to have– not their own but Christ’s!
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Philippians 2:5-8
The mind of Christ means having a humble spirit, willing to sacrifice for others. Paul explains further that being of one mind with Christ means they will:
“Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit” Philippians 2:3
“look…to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4
“in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3
Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we were all in our right mind (Christ’s)?