One mind: Let this mind

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For the Verse of the Day for September 14, 2014, we go to Philippians 2:1-2:

If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

The passage is rendered this way in the Amplified Bible:

So by whatever [appeal to you there is in our mutual dwelling in Christ, by whatever] strengthening and consoling and encouraging [our relationship] in Him [affords], by whatever persuasive incentive there is in love, by whatever participation in the [Holy] Spirit [we share], and by whatever depth of affection and compassionate sympathy,

Fill up and complete my joy by living in harmony and being of the same mind and one in purpose, having the same love, being in full accord and of one harmonious mind and intention.

Chapter 2 goes on to explain just how we should think. Philippians 2:5 in the Amplified Bible offers this reminder:

Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]

This verse became the inspiration for the following Scripture Memory song:

Let This Mind Be in You

 

Let this mind be in you

Which was also in Christ Jesus.

 

Let this mind be in you

Which was also in Christ Jesus.

 

Let this mind be in you

Which was also in Christ Jesus.

 

Let this mind . . .

Let this mind . . .

Let this mind be in you.

 

(Repeat)

 

God gets no pleasure

In forcing us to obey,

But He wants us to follow Him.

His spirit leads the way.

 

Let this mind . . .

Let this mind . . .

Let this mind be in you.

 

We say we are waiting,

Waiting on God to move,

But we’re the ones God’s waiting on,

His perfect will to prove.

 

Let this mind . . .

Let this mind . . .

Let this mind be in you.

 

Now don’t keep God waiting.

He wants to reign in you.

Ask yourself what is God waiting

For you to let Him do?

 

Let this mind . . .

Let this mind . . .

Let this mind be in you.

 

The passage from Philippians 2:5-11 is also the inspiration for the song “Mind of Christ” by the HiMiG Gospel Singers:

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