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Mark 8:33 But turning and seeing his disciples, [Jesus] rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man." Mark 8:33 ESV Peter heard Jesus say that he would suffer, die, and rise again, and Peter did not like it. That whole idea was out of harmony with Peter's image of the Messiah. His worldview said that the Messiah was triumphant, not a failure. He was not looking at the Messiah with God's worldview. He recognized Jesus as the Messiah, but he did not understand who the Messiah was. His worldview needed repair. When Jesus said, "you are not setting your mind on the things of God," he was saying to Peter, "You need to start looking at things from God's worldview." Peter's old, pre-Christ self, was asserting itself, attempting to dethrone Christ. We need to recognize that in our baptism, the Holy Spirit does violence to our old selves. The Holy Spirit invades us and throws us into service in places and at times that seem like violence to our dreams and wishes. Only if we have God’s worldview does it look like blessing.  Jesus says to each of us the same thing he said to Peter, “you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man. Mark 8:33 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version_. (2001). (Mk 8:33). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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1 Sarah R = "Scripture Link: Colossians 3:2 " Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.""
2 Sarah R = "This was a common belief and teaching of the time. The rabbis read the OT prophecies and taught that God loved them more than the Gentiles (non-Jews) and would establish a new world order with Israel at the center. Their focus was too narrow - they were thinking temporally, rather than eternally. God had a much bigger plan - to bring the whole world to Him. He loves ALL people. Many theologians believe that when Jesus returns to establish the 1000 year kingdom talked about in Revelations and in OT prophecies, the center will be in Jerusalem. But the believers will be from all faiths, all ethnic groups, all areas of the world - because salvation has come for ALL (Titus 2:11)."
3 Sarah R = "The famous quote says, "God loves us just as we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way.""