40 Days in Philippians DAY THIRTY

Read Philippians 4:8-9


In verse 8-9 we are given two verbs:

  1. Think
  2. Put into practice

In verse 8—“think about these things” in the Greek means, “to consider, to reckon, to think deeply”. Also it is a present imperative, which means that it is a command to be obeyed on a continuous basis. In other words, Paul is saying this: “have a lifestyle of continually thinking about these things”


Ultimately what things are honorable and lovely and excellent? Thoughts about Jesus and the gospel and the glory of God.


Read Colossians 3:1-3


Let’s do an exercise today and take each of these things that Paul wants us to think about and then mediate upon an aspect of God and His glory.


What things are:


  • True— Romans 3:4, Ephesians 4:25, Colossians 1:5


  • Honorable—1 Timothy 2:2, Titus 2:2, 3:8


  • Just—Revelation 15:3


  • Pure—2 Corinthians 11:2, 1 Timothy 5:22, James 3:17, 1 John 3:3


  • Lovely—Psalm 84:1-2


  • Commendable—2 Corinthians 6:8


  • Excellent—Psalm 150:2, 1 Peter 2:9, 2 Peter 1:3


  • Praiseworthy—Psalm 18:3


As you’ve read and thought about these, which one in particular has struck a chord in your soul today? Spend some time praising God for that and thinking deeply upon Him!



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