Point Of Hope - Issue26 - February 2016 February 2016 - Page 16

?What w e have received is not the spirit of the w orld, but the Spirit w ho is from God, so that w e may understand w hat God has freely given us? 1 Corinthians 2:12, NIV didn't get it...but ?these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit? ? (1 Corinthians 2:10, NIV) ?What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us? (1 Corinthians 2:12, NIV) ?? we have the mind of Christ.? (1 Corinthians 2:16, NIV) What is Jesus' mind l ike? Let?s take a look at these thoughts and situations to try to find out: When our ident it y is in quest ion; and / or we f ace t he t empt at ion t o sin: ?Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.? (Matthew 4:1, NIV) Satan attacks Jesus' identity and tries to tempt Him to forsake God. ?? If you are the Son of God...? (Verses 3, 6) ?? if you will bow down and worship me? (Verse 9). We see the mind of Christ by the way He responds ? with God's Word: ?? It is written...? (Verse 4), ?? It is also written...? (Verse 7) AND ?? Away from me, Satan! For it is written...? (Verse 10) In t he midst of any ?st orms?in our l if e: ?Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping? (Matthew 8:24, NIV). Jesus never fears! He knows Who is in control ? always! No matter the storms of life? we, too, can know Who is in control. When we rest in that assurance, there is no place for fear! 16 February 2016 Point of Hope Magazine