Philippians 4:8 – Verse of the Day 5/30/14

Philippians 4:8 Verse of the Day

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.

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Denise Williford
Denise Williford

What got me out of depression. God's word works, bringing blessing!

Karen Thomas Thomas
Karen Thomas Thomas

I have been sharing this verse with my six year old. I tell him to think on only the good things. Whatever you think comes out in your actions. He is learning... I love him so and am blessed so much that God entrusted me and his Dad to raise.

Kipper Fish
Kipper Fish

Wud Luv 2 have that on a refrigerator magnet or placard!!

Brandon Mclaughlin
Brandon Mclaughlin

This is one of the biggest keys to happiness! Focus on the blessings that God has given you and all the things you are grateful for rather than pickin out the pieces you feel are negative and harpin on those, you'd be mighty surprised the difference in your tune if ya do so!

Gayle Smith
Gayle Smith

Amen! We need to think about what we think about, folks.....you see what God has in mind for us to focus our thoughts on!