Noble-minded People

Noble-minded people are generous-minded in that they are zealous for the cause at hand. We see such people in the city of Berea regarding the gospel. They were patient while hearing and quick to inspect for better comprehension. “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11). These are different from the people that received the Word in other cities where Paul preached; probably educated and culturally wise. At the first hearing of the gospel and wisdom they showed themselves as noble-minded. How often does it happen? Noble-mindedness is a special quality that is certainly not inborn, but adopted or built. Whether by culture, education or obedience a noble-mind can be garnered. What does it take for a Christian to acquire, develop and sustain a noble mind toward God’s word?

  1. The zeal to be a disciple
  2. The zeal to know better things that lead to a better lifestyle
  3. The quality of finding those who can fulfill our zeal
  4. The mind to make friends that are already noble-minded
  5. The quality of sensing unrighteousness and quickly avoiding it
  6. The quality of desiring fine teaching, discussion and work
  7. The zeal to focus and produce the power to understand
  8. The willingness to sacrifice time, strength, and interests
  9. Eagerness to increase wisdom
Posted in 2018, Notes.