Bits of Torah Truths – Torah Concept in the NT: Have One Mind – Episode 264


Bits of Torah Truths – Torah Concept in the NT: Have One Mind – Episode 264


Romans 12:16
12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. (KJV)

2 Corinthians 13:11
13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. (KJV)

Philippians 2:2
2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. (KJV)

1 Peter 3:9
3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. (KJV)

Both Paul and Peter encourage all believers to be of one mind (Romans 12:16, 2 Corinthians 13:11, Philippians 2:2; 1 Peter 3:9). The Torah does emphasize the importance of unity and harmony among the people of Israel. For example, in the Shema from the book of Deuteronomy, Moses urges the Israelites to love God with all their heart and soul, and to keep His commandments (Deuteronomy 6:5-6). This can be seen as a call for the Israelites to be of one mind in their love and obedience to God. In Exodus, the Israelites are commanded to build the Tabernacle according to God’s instructions (Exodus 25-31). This work required unity and cooperation among the Israelites, reflecting the concept of being of one mind. In Leviticus, the Israelites are instructed to love their neighbors as themselves (Leviticus 19:18). This commandment encourages a shared mindset of love and respect among the community. These examples share the common theme of unity and harmony, which is similar to the concept of being of one mind. The Torah has not passed away! less