Think on These Things

In Philippians 4:8, Paul encourages the believers in this passage to “think on these things”; 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.

It is believed that Paul was in Rome during the time he wrote this. More than likely it would have been when he was imprisoned. Paul, who endured so much, imprisoned, is encouraging the church in Philippi to fill their mind with thoughts that are Christ-minded.

If we think on the things that Paul lists, will there be any room for other thoughts? Thoughts that can depress us, thoughts that can side-track us, thoughts that can be detrimental to our well being?

I will choose to think as Paul encourages us to think… true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report..