Thursday, August 16, 2012
Meditate On These Things
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. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. (NKJV)
My blog is based on Philippians 4:8 and I also want to add to this, verse 9 today. The things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely and of good report and the things that have virtue and are praiseworthy, we do need to meditate on these every day if we want to experience God's peace. Trials may come and trials may go and we are left empty if we don't rely on the goodness that God gives us.
The things of this world are temporal, but the things of God last an eternity. Live a life of truth. Live a noble life. Live just and pure. Be lovely and of good report. Have virtue in your life, and all things praiseworthy, think of these things and remember this is how God wants us to be. No matter what happens to us or how people treat us, we need to remember these things that God gives us to live a holy life in Him. That is the truth in life and we must meditate on the Truth.