“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8)
A couple of years ago, I used this verse for a Sunday Devotional. I was reminded of this verse again recently and how it is very much still applicable today.
Paul wrote these words finishing up a letter to a group of believers that he cared for very deeply. He helped to plant the church in Philippi wanted to see and hear that the believers there were growing in their faith. He wanted them to keep pursuing Christ and to continue the work there.
We as believers have that same calling. We are to keep pursing Christ and continue the work of sharing the Gospel. And as we do that, we are to engage life with the filter that this verse We live in a time when we are bombarded on all sides from things that are not the things in these verses. We must strive to separate out these things to find the things that are true, that are just, that are pure, that are worthy of praise.
This week, let us make sure that we take time to reflect on those things that honor God, those things that point us to Him. Let us think on those things so that we can be focused on what it is He has for us to do.