Philippians 4:8 (NASB)
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
Not my true. Your true. The world’s true. God’s true. The rich, filling truth of scripture that cleanses, restores, rebuilds, convicts, and earnestly encourages. In as much as daily circumstances stifle, God’s true loosens. Loosens the noose of anxiety, casts out the dread of fearful news. Truth combined with love supplants the root of division. Moreover, truth fills the void of lost hope and discouragement.
The excellent character of Christ our Lord is preeminent in the thoughts of his children. She is carrying herself in the knowledge of who He is and what He accomplished on the cross. Most importantly, she is a recipient of promise, by His conquering of sin for all mankind.
Bible Gateway resource: Luke 8:15
But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.
Again, not my right, your right, the world’s right. God’s right. Do we understand through learned behavior and our environment right from wrong? Are we willing to stand up for what is right in a world where anything goes?
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.”
God’s child focuses on wholesomeness in character. She is transparent in her motives. He is clear in moral standing of today’s issues. Furthermore, she is unclouded in the vision of walking out her faith.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
A child of the King is to think on and incorporate a captivating sense of selflessness. Moreover, he has an enchanting aura of grace and willingness to go the extra mile. He spends a few moments longer listening. He visits and prays for the infirmed. His exquisite submission to the authority of God and His word is a light for someone’s path.
Psalm 84:1 ” How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!”
The excellence and praiseworthy manner of living that glorifies the living God in each and every believer. Think on these things! In our own strength we fail miserably. There are times when the world’s anger and antagonism take our eyes and thoughts off the true purpose of our journey on earth. Renewing our minds with the thoughtfulness of Christ is