1 Corinthians 2 is a great chapter with marvelous truths. Verse 16 says, “For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.” Philippians 2:5 says, “Let this mind be in you which also in Christ Jesus.” As I was thinking about this my mind went back to 2 Peter 1:4. Through God’s exceedingly and great promises, it says, “…that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature…”
Our thoughts precede our actions. Our actions reveal the depth of character that resides in our heart. We are created in Christ to be His fragrant witnesses. However, the enemy of our soul wants to use us as his instrument through sin. What does Romans 6 say? We are dead to sin. Dead things cannot be stimulated. Verse 13 says, “And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin…”
How are we supposed to walk in the newness of faith? Verse 13-14 goes on, “…but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you. For you are not under law but under grace.” Our mind is a member of our body.
We are saved by grace, and we live to the glory of the Lord through His grace. As in salvation, it is as we continue to yield to the Holy Spirit, that we are empowered to be all that He has called us to be. What has He called us to? 2 Timothy 1:9 says, “Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.”
A holy calling requires holy living. John 17:17 says, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” All that we need to live in His holiness is given to us through His word. It is His hidden word that filtrates through our thought processes to keep us free. If we don’t have His word hidden, we have nothing to fight with against the enemy. 1 Peter 5:8 indicates that he is always roaming around to see who is weak in their faith. He is looking for one he can isolate and destroy.
1 Corinthians 12:27 says, “Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.” Hebrews 10:24-25 is about the function of His body’s members. It says, “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”
We are called to walk with others in like precious faith. We are His army. We need to have each other’s back. Are you accountable to someone? If not, you are satan’s target. He whispers lies in your ears through his fiery darts. He sets trails of unseen sin-traps. God told Cain an important truth for us to remember. Genesis 4:7 says, “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” Accountability is our mind’s sentinel. It gives us that extra edge for warding off and crushing satan’s advances.