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, "praiseworthy".
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 —if there is anything praiseworthy.
Praiseworthy: approbation, commendation, praise, a commendable thing
Approbation: official approval or sanction
Once again the standard on which to basis if something is praiseworthy—is God. He gives the "official approval or sanction".
Praiseworthy. Credible. Deserving.
I stopped at that word "deserving". Do the things that occupy my mind deserve my time and attention?
We are each given 24 hours a day. No more, no less. During those 24 hours, am I thinking of things which are worthy and deserve my time and attention? If not, then I need to make some changes!
Think on these things—praiseworthy based on the official approval of God, and that are deserving of my time and attention.
If I am thinking about things that are praiseworthy, then my speech will also be praiseworthy. Remembering that thinking affects everything!
Think on these things...... what are you thinking about today?