The thought in today’s verse doesn’t end with the “:”. Paul goes on to specify the attitudes that reflect the mind of Christ, which are:
a. Regarding gifts as opportunities. . . (Verse 6) Some gifts you have, and some gifts you are! Each are given to us for service, not for status!
b. . . . in servitude. . . (Verse 7) “Service” is an act. On the other hand, “servitude” is a condition. Do you and I maintain an attitude of servitude in our interactions with others?
c. . . . through humble obedience. (Verse 8) A star athlete falls short of his or her potential when the coach is not obeyed. Likewise, we must do, go, and be as the Holy Spirit directs; not for our own glory, but for the glory of God.
Are you cultivating “the same mindset as Christ Jesus” in your relationships with others? – Luther