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!

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s