Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”
Hello everyone! I have put together an incomplete list of things to think about and meditate on concerning Philippians 4:8. This verse is such a great verse and is widely ignored by all the things people wash into themselves these days, whether it’s through modern Hollywood movies, TV, or something else that turns minds towards immorality and away from that which is virtuous. I hope you enjoy my list!
True: God’s word; His salvation and love for me; His redemptive plan in history; My family’s salvation; God’s justice and mercy; A true Christian friend; Sin’s path to despair and salvation’s path to joy;
Noble: Works of the new man; The acts of the Lord; Helping the widow and orphan; Proclaiming the gospel; The work of the gospel; Acts of Kindness: Aiding the elderly in the church and community, sharing the gospel with your neighbors, helping your neighbors in ways they might need help, providing food and drink to the poor, speaking kindly to the brethren, being a good witness to the world, Serving those who cannot repay you (Luke 14:12-14).
Just: God is just; defending the innocent; Associating with the lowly; Divining right from wrong; Walking “worthy of the calling” in the Christian life;
Pure: That which is holy; Biblical manhood; the heavenly host; That which is above reproach; Honest work in the Lord.
Lovely: God’s eternal power and Godhead (Romans 1:20); The ordaining of moon, stars, sunlight, growing things, life, the colors in the sky and on the earth, sounds, smells, and tastes.
Good Report: A reputation above reproach; Non-laziness; Giving glory to God; Being gracious; Being disciplined in the Word; Mimicking the Creator by being creative; Having joy for creation; Working with one’s hands; Cultivating gardens; being a good steward of all things God has given to you, including property, wealth, and possessions; Managing your house well.
Any Virtue: Good and pleasant music; Healthy and tasty foods; A well-kept estate; gardens and gardening; Using one’s gifts/talents for the glorification of God and the edification of the brethren; Fitness; Enjoying the fat and produce of the land; Remembering the Lord’s blessings.
Anything Praiseworthy: The Lord, His works of creation and providence; nature walks; family time; spending time outdoors; gardening; flowers; growing things; cultivating outdoors; cultivating family and community;
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