Philippians 4:8-9 (ESV)
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
I understand why God included these verses in His Word. He knows we struggle with our thought life and doubts, with anxiety and lack of peace. Our minds easily wander and focus on the things which steal our joy and our ability to experience God’s fullness and presence in our lives. Here in Philippians 4, He directs our focus back to what keeps us mindful of Him and His will for us. Thinking on these things helps us avoid depression and causes us to depend on God’s truth rather than our emotions and circumstances.
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