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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
4:8 Finally - To sum up all. Whatsoever things are true - Here are eight particulars placed in two fourfold rows; the former containing their duty; the latter, the commendation of it. The first word in the former row answers the first in the latter; the second word, the second and so on. True - In speech. Honest - In action. Just - With regard to others. Pure - With regard to yourselves. Lovely - And what more lovely than truth? Of good report - As is honesty, even where it is not practised. If there be any virtue - And all virtues are contained in justice. If there be any praise - In those things which relate rather to ourselves than to our neighbour. Think on these things - That ye may both practise them yourselves, and recommend them to others.
Php 4:8 Finally, brethren. As he concludes his letter, he sums up Christian duties into a single paragraph. Whatsoever things are true. Truth in word, in action, and in thought, must be cherished. Christ is THE TRUTH. His followers must be truth itself. Honest. The Greek is "reverend". Whatever is worthy of reverence. Just. Strict justice in all dealings; an upright life. Pure. Chaste lives and clean hearts and thoughts. Lovely. Such deeds as spring from love and inspired love in others. Of good report. A life of which no evil thing can be truthfully said. If [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise. Lest he may have omitted some excellency he adds, "If there be aught else which is virtuous or praiseworthy, let these all be the things to which you give your minds".
Emmanuel's comment on 2013-12-22 08:20:44:
We all have problems in our lives caused by sin and our disobedience to God.We can choose to think and live in our sins leading to the opportunity to live more sinfully or we can think on what is true, honest, just, pure and lovely. That Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and loves us so much that he gave his life for us, so we may have life abundantly. Not only physically but emotionally, spiritually and life after this world
Pete's comment on 2013-11-12 13:20:40:
Thinking is a form of doing what is good. Thinking or doing what is good causes positive reactions, benefits, and products. This scripture is important because it tells us to choose or decide to do what is good mentally, emotionally, and physically in order to cause positive products that insure our mental, emotional, and physical well being. There are many good examples of what to do in the Bible. They are all showing us to choose or decide to do what is good mentally, emotionally, or physically to cause positive reactions, benefits, and products that maximize our well being with minimal effort. Thank God.
Kemi Amowoyagi's comment on 2013-09-05 09:11:48:
God's word is a lamp that guides our feet and our entire life endeavor. Abiding by Philippians 4:8 equals to total surrender to God's guidance, which is what we need to survive in this life, and to fulfill our destiny. May God continue to light our path and guide us all.
Wilma's comment on 2013-08-20 17:31:08:
If this verse were to be made real and embraced by Christians what a different world this would be. This verse sums everything Jesus taught in a very practical way
Ty's comment on 2013-05-11 08:56:22:
Is also known as Fruit of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22-25(KJV). Also ties in with the full armor of God, in part "The power of prayer." Paul adds the Power of Prayer to the Full Armor of God: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people." (Ephesians 6:18, NIV.
~All in the name of Jesus~
Karen Garr's comment on 2013-04-17 15:19:13:
THIS SCRIPTURE TELLS US HOW TO THINK, AND WHAT TO THINK ABOUT, IN MY JOURNEY ON THIS EARTH, I THANK GOD FOR HIS NEVERENDING GUIDANCE.THE BIBLE IS GODS WORD SO WHATEVER IT SAYS , IS TRUE, GOD IS WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE, HIS WORD IS PURE, HOLY, TRUTH.GOD IS GOOD.
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-02-07 08:42:05:
Having the mind of Christ is what allows us to put this verse into practice. Jesus said as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. So we must learn to think good thoughts, and rebuke those thoughts that are not Christ like. So whatever things are true, honest, noble, pure, praise worthy, and of good report, think on these things. As we meditate on these things, we will be filled with the joy of the Lord, which is our strength, and we will be able to rejoice in the Lord always. May the Lord who gives us strength prepare our hearts to put these things into practice every day of our lives.
Michelle's comment on 2012-10-30 05:23:40:
This should be a central part of every Christian's life if we are to live victorious lives. Put a copy of this on your bathroom mirror, dashboard, desk at work, fridge... THEN BE AMAZED AT THE DIFFERENCE IT WILL MAKE IN YOUR DAILY WALK WITH GOD!!!!
Martha Keller's comment on 2011-12-28 16:00:55:
It seems to me this delicious poetry and lessons it presents would be helpful for those in a 12 Step Program seeking a higher power...
Rina's comment on 2011-11-04 10:59:43:
I think that this particular scripture is everything that makes everything right,in judgement, andrighteousness on both ends in any given circumstance we may face. So I thank God for his word of truth.
Angel's comment on 2011-01-04 18:08:33:
I will never put evil things in front of my eyes.
Ben Weaver's comment on 2010-12-18 06:46:15:
A formula for peace of mind. Our mental well-being is determined to a great extent by what we feed it. Just like our eyes function with light and can therefore be injured by harmful light, and our ears with harmful sounds, so our minds need to avoid excessive negative thoughts and attitudes. Anger, resentment, and such like are like poison whereas pure, lovely, praise thoughts are like vitamins. Our fallen nature seems more attracted to wrongs than to virtue, so the news industry provides mostly trouble. Some negative material is needed for us to respond to the needs around us, but we should attenpt to give at least equal time to that which is good and has virtue. I feel that "truth" here means, Reliable, rather than true facts about wrong. Jesus said, "I am the...truth" (Jn. 14:6). Think about our security and benefits of being in Him. And the God of peace will be with you.
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