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MAINTAINING YOUR SPIRITUAL BALANCE

July 25, 2016

Monday

 

Philippians 4:8

 

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 

 

LESSON

 

Paul declares or gives an exhortation to his readers as to what they, as believers, should be spending their time thinking about. “True means valid, honest, and reliable. “Honorable” or “noble” means worthy of respect. “Right” refers to what is just and upright. “Pure” denotes cleanness and connotes moral purity. “Lovely” means what is amiable, agreeable, or pleasing. “Of good repute” or “admirable” refers to what is praiseworthy because it measures up to the highest standards.

Paul seems to be drawing upon the cultural background of the Philippians and is saying to them: ‘If there is such a thing as moral excellence, and you believe there is. If there is a kind of behavior that elicits universal approval, and you believe there is,’ then continue to strive for this goodness and to attain to this level of behavior that will command the praise of men and of God.”

We are responsible for our thoughts and can hold them to high and holy ideals.
Memory Verse: Proverbs 11:1

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