this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus—Phil.
To have the mind of
Christ is indeed the one requirement of lawful striving—a mind which
humbly and faithfully submits itself to the will of God as expressed
in His great Plan of the Ages, and which devotes all energy to the
accomplishment of His will, because of an intelligent appreciation
of the ends He has in view. If so filled with the same mind that was
in Christ Jesus, we, like Him, will desire to be as free as possible
from entangling earthly affairs, and to have our time as free as
possible for the Lord’s service, and then to devote all energy,
ability and effort to that service.
passages: Isa. 53; Matt. 11:29; 20:26, 27; 23:12; John 13:14,15;
Rom. 15:3; 2.Cor. 8:9; Phil. 2:7,8; 1.Pet. 2:21; Phil. 3:7-9; Heb.
13:13; Prov. 3:34; 15:33; 25:6,7; Isa. 57:15; 66:2; Jer. 45:5; Luke
22:24-27; Jas. 4:6,10; 1.Pet.