I was reading Philippians 3 this morning and wondered about the difference between worldly-mindedness and spiritually-mindedness. What is worldly-mindedness anyway? How does it relate to how I treat and talk to others?

Worldly-mindedness is thinking about things the way an unsaved person does. It means thinking horizontally rather than vertically about matters—leaving God out of your thinking. In decision-making you act as if you were God, making your ideas the basis for your decisions. In Isaiah 55, God says that our thoughts are not like His thoughts. We must learn to think God’s thoughts after Him, and act according to them in daily living. They are found, of course, in His Word. You must deal with others according to proper, biblical thinking.


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