Thinking Worthy Thoughts
"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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
Paul is Not teaching: the Power of Positive Thinking or The Theory of Relativism
Paul is teaching:
- Christians need to develop and maintain the practice of thinking like a Christ follower.
- Christians need to have solid leaders and role models in their life to learn from. “I don’t know how” is no excuse for the growing maturing Christian.
Paul is instructing both the Philippians and us to fill our minds with things that inspire worship of God and service to others.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)
You want to win the battle in the mind? Put into practice Philippians 4:8-9.