Let This Mind Be In You

February 15

“Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters
according to the flesh, with fear and trembling,
in sincerity of heart, as to Christ;
not with eye-service, as men-pleasers,
but as bondservants of Christ,
doing the will of God from the heart,
with goodwill doing service,
as to the Lord, and not to men…”
Ephesians 6:5-7

When the Bible mentions “bondservants” think of your relationship to your boss on your job. Read the passage again with that in mind.

This doesn’t mean you are to have this mindset toward your boss when he/she is good to you. No, it is rather speaking of an ATTITUDE of heart that when you submit to this Scripture, you are doing it “as to the Lord and not to men.” This can make all the difference in the world. The blessing of God comes when we choose to align our hearts according to his Word, whether difficult or not.

The night before he died Jesus prayed, “Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from me; nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42) What he had to do was so difficult that he asked to avoid it if possible. But then he said “not my will but yours be done” and proceeded to submit to the Cross.

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…”
Philippians 2:5

God has the perfect plan for each life and it includes having to submit to things we wish could be different. The attitude of surrender will bring about such blessing to the believer that he will be amazed.

Always remember that when you choose to do things God’s way, you’re doing it “as to the Lord.” When it is difficult, do it anyway. You’re doing it “as to the Lord.”