Friday, April 23, 2010

Phil. 4:8

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.

So how is your thought life? Would you say that your thoughts generally and consistently turn towards the noble, pure, right, lovely and admirable things in life, or do they drift in another direction? Bombarded as we are with all sorts of images that are less than noble, far from pure and often not praiseworthy, it is a challenge, but to which we can surely rise.

Jesus said that when the Spirit of God comes he would guide us into truth. Paul reminds us in Romans that our goal is simply to remain in step with the Spirit as he leads us through life. I'm glad that there is not a one size fits all pattern of how to do this. You must find you own rhythm of life, but there are things that help. Paul's injunction to focus our thoughts on good things is one of those things.

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