THE PERFECT MIND
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” Phil. 2:5
The teaching of Jesus, considered and followed to its final conclusions, brings the mind into contact with the infinite wisdom of the Eternal God. The deeds of Jesus, correctly appreciated, reveal the activities of God as to purpose and method. When resurrected, the mind is brought to this point, fully attained, the Divine intention from the very beginning of creation, made in His image and likeness.
The Incarnation of Jesus is first a revelation to man of man as to the first Divine intention. It is therefore also a revelation of God, for perfect man is the image of God. In Jesus there has been revealed to the race God's purpose for every human being, a mind of royal and loyal love, and the activity of self-emptying service, as expressive of that loyalty. The greatest injunction laid upon Christian men by the writers of the New Testament is that of the apostle, "Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." (Phil 2:5) His mind was the mind wholly actuated by the principle of love. It was submissive and royally married, submissive to the dominion of love, reigning in the power of love.