The dictionary defines ‘pure’ as: ‘free from mixture, clear’. What a good description of the mind which God hath given to His people (let this mind be in you).
By the grace and regenerating power of God every child of God has been given a new mind that is free from mixture and clear. There is no mixing of law and grace in a believer’s mind. There is no mixing of God’s work and man’s works. There is no mixing of God’s will and man’s will. The unbelieving religious world is all mixed up when it comes to what they think about God and salvation. Not God’s people. Their minds are made up (by God Himself). Their minds are clear. Their minds are made up (and nothing and no one can change them). For they have all been taught of God.
They ALL know that salvation is pure grace . . . not of works lest any man should boast.
They ALL know that God worketh ALL THINGS after the counsel of HIS WILL.
They ALL know that God alone has free will and man’s will is only sinful.
They ALL know that salvation is of the Lord; that He thought it, bought it, and brought it; that He purposed it, purchased it, and applies it.
They all know that their salvation is completely in and of the Lord Jesus Christ; that He is their righteousness before a Holy God, that He is their sin-sacrifice, that He is their High Priest, Mediator, Covenant Head, Redeemer, Law-Keeper, Lord and King.
The faith, the heart, the mind of every believer is purely of Christ. His mind is made up, settled and clear, Christ is all! – Paul Mahan
Paul Mahan has been pastor of Central Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, Virginia since 1989; preaching the Gospel of God's Sovereign Grace.