I’ve been studying 1 Peter and have been struck by how much he emphasizes having the right mindset.
Prepare your minds for action. Be sober minded. Mindful of God. Unity of mind. A humble mind. A good conscience. Think like Christ. Be sober minded. Be sober minded.
Peter mentions the mind in every single chapter. Why was this so important to him?
And then it dawned on me what Jesus had personally said to Peter.
“You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Matthew 16:23
However well intentioned we are – however seemingly pure our motives – if our minds are not set on the things of God, we will be a hindrance to Kingdom work.
Also, after receiving such a strong rebuke from Christ, Peter was compelled to share the lesson with others.
Where are our minds focused today? Are we helping or hindering the work of Christ?
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