Do you see yourself with the mindset of Adam or the mindset of Christ?
The mindset you look at yourself and others with will determine what you see, how you act, and how you think about life.
Did you ever see the movie, The Jungle Book?
It’s based on a true story of a boy who was raised by wolves in India and discovered in 1872. The boy had been taught by wolves how to live like a wolf. After he was brought to civilization, he had a hard time learning that he was a human being. Even though he may have thought he was a wolf, he was never a wolf.
We have been taught that we are sinning mortals and it’s hard for us to learn that we are actually spiritual, made in the image and likeness of God.
When you start with the premise that it is part of our nature to sin, then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. When you start with the Bible promise that we are made in the image and likeness of God, you begin to realized it is our nature to be good, honest, and pure. It is natural to be like God
You are made in the image and likeness of God
In this episode, I talk about the importance of starting with the right mindset, the mindset of Christ. It will make all the difference in your life.
And here’s an article about the Indian boy who was raised by wolves.
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Bible References for further study:
Genesis 1:26, 27 ESV
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
John 4:24 ESV
24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
Romans 8:5-9 ESV
5 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.
6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you.
2 Corinthians 5:16, 17 ESV
16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
1 Corinthians 15:50 ESV
50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
John 3:3-8 ESV
3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
1 Corinthians 2:16 ESV
16 But we have the mind of Christ.
Jeremiah 1:5 KJV
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
John 7:24 KJV
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Matthew 5:14 ESV
14 You are the light of the world.
John 8:12 ESV
12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Romans 8:29 ESV
29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV
18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, [footnote: or reflecting the glory of the Lord] are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.
1 Corinthians 11:7 ESV
7 For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.
Isaiah 66:13 ESV
As one whom his mother comforts,
so I will comfort you;
you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Ephesians 3:19 ESV
19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.