One prominent feature of “The Mind of Christ in the Bible” is humility. Jesus consistently exhibited a humble attitude, even though he was the Son of God. He demonstrated this through acts of service, putting others before himself, and not seeking personal glory or recognition. Drawing from his example, believers are encouraged to adopt an attitude of humility, recognizing
The mind of Christ stands in sharp contrast to the wisdom of man (1 Cor 2:5-6). The mind of Christ involves wisdom from God, once hidden but now revealed (verse 7). The mind of Christ is given to believers through the Spirit of God (verses 10-12).
Having the mind of Christ means that we understand God’s plan in the world to bring glory to himself, restore creation to its original splendor, and provide salvation for sinful mankind. Having the mind of Christ means that we agree with: * Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”
The Mind Of Christ In The Bible
The phrase “the mind of Christ” refers to the ability that believers have to discern and understand Jesus’ thoughts as they are revealed by the Holy Spirit in conjunction with the Bible. In 1 Corinthians 2, Paul teaches that unbelievers don’t have this ability, but believers in Christ do. The Bible speaks of the Spirit as the power or mind of God, the power of love, and of a sound mind. The “mind of Christ” is developed by choosing to view other Christians with an attitude of cooperation, rather than one of competitiveness or combativeness, and to develop both a compassionate concern and a positive attitude toward them.
The Philippians are to have the “mind of Christ”: “Constantly have this mind among yourselves which was in Christ Jesus.” What is the “mind of Christ”? It is a selfless, servant- centered, and humble and obedient mind.
I Have The Mind of Christ KJV
1 Corinthians 2:16 ESV / 372 helpful votes
“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
Romans 12:2 ESV / 315 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Philippians 2:5 ESV / 259 helpful votes
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
1 Corinthians 2:14-16 ESV / 166 helpful votes
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 164 helpful votes
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 162 helpful votes
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Philippians 4:8 ESV / 143 helpful votes
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
1 Corinthians 2:13-16 ESV / 134 helpful votes
And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
Philippians 2:5-11 ESV / 121 helpful votes
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 emptied himself, by 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. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, …
Romans 8:9 ESV / 106 helpful votes
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 101 helpful votes
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. …
1 John 2:6 ESV / 94 helpful votes
Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 86 helpful votes
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
Colossians 3:2 ESV / 85 helpful votes
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Romans 8:6 ESV / 85 helpful votes
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 74 helpful votes
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
John 5:30 ESV / 74 helpful votes
“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
1 Peter 4:17 ESV / 72 helpful votes
For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 69 helpful votes
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 64 helpful votes
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
Philippians 4:7 ESV / 62 helpful votes
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
James 1:27 ESV / 60 helpful votes
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 59 helpful votes
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 59 helpful votes
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
2 Peter 1:1-21 ESV / 56 helpful votes
Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, …
John 14:27 ESV / 56 helpful votes
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Matthew 28:18 ESV / 56 helpful votes
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Isaiah 40:13 ESV / 54 helpful votes
Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, or what man shows him his counsel?
1 Corinthians 2:1-16 ESV / 51 helpful votes
And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. …
Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 48 helpful votes
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 46 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 46 helpful votes
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
John 5:24 ESV / 46 helpful votes
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 45 helpful votes
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Romans 12:1 ESV / 42 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 41 helpful votes
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Galatians 2:20 ESV / 39 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
The Mind of Christ Bible Study
2 Timothy 3:5 ESV / 38 helpful votes
Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Philippians 2:5-8 ESV / 38 helpful votes
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 emptied himself, by 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.
John 16:33 ESV / 36 helpful votes
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 1:12 ESV / 35 helpful votes
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
1 John 5:12 ESV / 33 helpful votes
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 33 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 33 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 32 helpful votes
By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
Acts 4:12 ESV / 32 helpful votes
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Matthew 28:19 ESV / 32 helpful votes
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
1 John 5:20 ESV / 28 helpful votes
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthians 1:1-31 ESV / 28 helpful votes
Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— …
John 15:15 ESV / 28 helpful votes
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
John 5:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes
This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
1 Corinthians 3:1-23 ESV / 27 helpful votes
But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. …
Matthew 9:36 ESV / 27 helpful votes
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 25 helpful votes
But test everything; hold fast what is good.
Colossians 3:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
John 3:16 ESV / 25 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Ephesians 4:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Romans 11:34 ESV / 24 helpful votes
“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”
Romans 10:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
John 17:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes
And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
John 16:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes
All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
John 16:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
Matthew 10:20 ESV / 24 helpful votes
For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
John 3:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Psalm 26:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind.
Luke 19:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 22 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 22 helpful votes
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …
John 10:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 6:63 ESV / 21 helpful votes
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Characteristics of The Mind of Christ
Deuteronomy 30:1-20 ESV / 21 helpful votes
“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you, and return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you. If your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there he will take you. And the Lord your God will bring you into the land that your fathers possessed, that you may possess it. And he will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers. …
Titus 3:5-6 ESV / 20 helpful votes
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
John 8:28 ESV / 20 helpful votes
So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.
Luke 5:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes
But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
1 John 1:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Corinthians 2:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
John 6:44 ESV / 18 helpful votes
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.
John 1:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 ESV / 17 helpful votes
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
John 17:21-23 ESV / 17 helpful votes
That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
1 John 3:11-24 ESV / 16 helpful votes
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. …
James 1:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes
He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
1 John 2:28-3:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes
And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. …
Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
Acts 10:38 ESV / 15 helpful votes
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
John 17:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes
That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
Romans 5:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 14 helpful votes
The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Acts 3:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes
And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
Acts 2:38 ESV / 14 helpful votes
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 10:26-28 ESV / 14 helpful votes
He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”
1 John 1:1-10 ESV / 13 helpful votes
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. …
Romans 4:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,