In our sanctification the Apostle Paul says, “‘Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,’ (Philippians 2:5) and again in 1 Peter 4:1, the Apostle Peter says, ‘Arm yourselves likewise with the same mind.’ That is, THE MIND OF JESUS! What a study is this! To attain a dim reflection of it, is the ambition of angels, and higher they cannot soar. ‘To be conformed to the image of His Son!’ This is the design of God in the predestination of His people from all eternity. ‘We shall be like Him!’ this is the Bible picture of heaven!”

Oh, that each individual Christian were more Savior-like! That, in the manifestation of a holy character and heavenly demeanor, it might be said in some feeble measure of the faint and imperfect reflection ‘Such was Jesus!’ How far short we are of such a criterion, our mournful experience can testify. But it is at least comforting to know that there is a day coming, when, in the full vision and fruition of the Glorious Original, the exhortation of our motto-verse will be needed no more; when we shall be able to say, in the words of an inspired Apostle ‘We have the MIND OF CHRIST!’”

By John MacDuff, “The Mind of Jesus,”1870; www.gracegems.org/Devotionals.

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