Thinking the One Thing

4/9/1998

(excerpt) A command from the apostle Paul to one of his favorite groups of believers... “Fill full my joy by thinking the same thing, by having the same love, joined in soul, thinking the one thing” (Phil. 2:2 Wuest). What is this one thing that we are thinking? To answer this we must understand something about the Greek word for “thinking,” phroneo. This word, used primarily in Philippians and Romans, is one of the most spiritually rich words in the New Testament. First, this word means a supplied kind of thinking. It is not something we come up with on our own. It is a thinking supplied to us by the Spirit (Rom. 8:5-6). To think the one thing is something that God enables us to do. He dispenses into our being an inclination to think the one thing. 7:54 a.m.

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