Philippians 4:8 – Verse of the Day 5/30/14
There are many things that cause our minds to wander away from God. The Bible teaches us not only that we should avoid thinking about these things, but also that we should replace them with thoughts that are true, right, and good. The best way to avoid an evil thought is not only to try to avoid it, but to replace it with something good.
In Philippians 4, Paul is convinced of the practical nature of Christian belief and practice, and he believes that by focusing on God and His will the believers there would not only find peace with one another but with God as well. Here he extends the peace that Christians are to feel to our minds. As we focus on the truth, it should encourage us and inspire us to honor and follow God.
In a world that tends to affirm many “truths” rather than the “Truth,” it is tempting for us as Christians to follow the assumptions of the world in which we live. Yet Paul instructs us that there is truth, that God has revealed it, and He wants us to believe and reflect upon it. Spend some time in prayer thanking God for revealing truth to us in His word, and ask for the strength and humility to believe and follow it.