My answer to How will people having the mindset of Christ (as commanded in Philippians 2:5) help in bringing about …
Answer by Desmond Last:
God is about respect. He is not about subjugation. He wants us to acknowledge his wisdom and his creation but he has no desire to watch mankind walk only in his shadow.
We must consider that which we do as worthy of God’s respect.
In the Philippines 2.5 the application of Jesus’s acknowledgment of God’s wisdom is one which we must learn from.
We must also accept that wisdom comes in many forms but it most definitely does not come from Quantum Computing.
By that I mean that as we develop our minds we must make sure we give ourselves the freedom to expand our mind’s horizons.
What we still do not seem to grasp is that God has given everything we need to allow us ourselves to live in Peace with respect for each other.
That understanding of how to gain and use respect is key to understanding God’s ‘mind-set’.
But respect has to be earned. Putting your self in Public Office is not an automatic provider of respect. It is what you achieve by change that provides the respect.
God must shake his head in disbelief at our inability to expand our minds to include each other’s conception of life.
All our wars, our greed, our corruption is all from our minds. We die and our greed dies with us – but its effects live on.
How then do we change our mind-set to one of respect? First we must listen, then we must learn, finally we must understand – each other.
But in order to be able to exchange our conception of our world with each other we must rid our World of its Evil.
There is bad and there is Evil. Bad we can change Evil we have to defeat.
For that we need leaders we respect. Leaders who speak objectively and act objectively and most of all leaders who respect the voice of the People.
In Philippines 2.5 Jesus exercises choice through the wisdom of God. We must do the same.
We must choose to live our lives with respect and freedom. We must not be forced to follow that which takes away the respect to be earned by being principled.