Is it essential for believers to win the constant battles in their mind? If yes, why? Paul found it extremely important because he struggled a lot in his mind until he became a captive of his mind to the law of sin. The believers are faced with the same type of struggles in their minds today. As believers, we should have a right, steadfast, and sound mind in Christ.
Have this mind among yourselves,
which is yours in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 2:5 (ESV)
Apart from having or wanting to have the right mind, there are also a number of reasons why believers should have a right mind. Firstly a double-minded man cannot receive anything from the Lord (James 1:6-7). Secondly, a sound mind is a mind at peace with self and others. Once the believer’s mind is at peace, they will begin to sow seeds of peace, therefore, bearing the fruit of righteousness and peace (James 3:18), bringing them into the blessedness of God along with being called the sons of God (Matthew 5:3-12).
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