The Same Mind

The apostle Paul was concerned about divisions in the church at Corinth and so he wrote: “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you.” He went on to say, “But that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” (1 Corinthians 1:10) How can we do this? How is it possible for a group of people with different temperaments, backgrounds and circumstances be the same in mind and in judgment?


In answer, I guess the first thing that should be pointed out is what is not meant. This is not about which ball team we prefer or the make of automobile we drive. Nor is it about our political views. Rather it is about religion and morality. It’s about our service to God.


But still, how is it possible for us to be of the same mind and judgment even in religion and morality? Well, there is only one way. And that way is for us all to have the same mind and judgment of Christ. As each of us draws closer and closer to the mind and judgment of Christ, we will automatically become of the same mind and judgment with each other.