Continuing my study on Philippians 4:8.
I wonder if I focus on just one aspect of Philippians 4:8 until it becomes habit, how would it effect my life? And what impact would it have if I focused on the entire list? But one at a time for right now. Here are some thoughts on, "just".
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
Meditate. Think on. Ponder.
Take an Inventory.
Whatever things are—Just.
Whatever things are just.
He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
Require: ask for, demand, to follow for pursuit
But to do justly.
Accomplish the attribute of justice, right, rectitude.
To love mercy.
Mercy: kindness (especially as extended to the lowly, needy and miserable)
To walk humbly with your God.
Walk: associate, be familiar with
With: of the relation in which one stands with
The Lord God demands that I pursue and accomplish the attribute of being right, just (in the eyes of God), I am to be kind, and have a relationship with God (that means that I want to spend time with Him and get to know Him and in doing so, that will impact my life).
Thinking affects everything. Whatever things ......... what am I thinking about?