What we live is first what we think. So what does God want us to think about that will elevate our mind, soul, spirit and life?
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Phil 4:8)
In Discovering Joy in Philippians: A Creative Bible Study Experience, we dig a little deeper to see what each word means…
Noble: Honorable, reverent, dignified, gravitas
Right: Correct, just in the eyes of God, judicially approved
Pure: Holy, sacred, chaste, prepared for worship
Lovely: Pleasing, agreeable, worthy of affection
Admirable: Good reputation, well report
Excellent: Moral goodness, virtue, upright
Praiseworthy: Commendation, approved, recognized, fitting acknowledgment
What needs to change in your thinking? How can you weave good thinking habits and patterns into your life daily?
Pam Farrel is the author of 50+ books including co-authoring Discovering Joy in Philippians: A Creative Bible Study Experience. www.Love-Wise.com