2:16 the mind of the Lord. See “Understanding the Word of God” at Ps. 119:34. Through the Spirit of the Lord, Paul has the mind of Christ, and therefore the mind of the Lord. Those opponents who do not see that the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit of the Lord are one and the same have no warrant to instruct or examine him. By implication, those who accept Paul’s teaching have the blessing of the Spirit and understand the things of God.