Philippians 4:8 - The Path to Personal Peace.
Philippians 4:8 (NLT) Fix your thoughts on
what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure,
and lovely, and admirable. Think about things
that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4:8 (MSG) Summing it all up,
friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds
and meditating on things true, noble, reputable,
authentic, compelling, gracious - the best, not the
worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to
praise, not things to curse.
If you want to overcome fear and worry,
then you need right thinking. In other words,
think about what you think about.
Were told in Philippians 4:8, Fix
your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and
right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think
about things that are excellent and worthy of
praise (NLT). If you want personal peace, this is
where it begins.
Why is the mind important? Its command
central. With our minds we reach to the past through
memories, and we reach to the future through
imagination. We need to learn how to think properly and
biblically. As 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, We capture
their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey
The next time youre troubled, you
might try talking to yourself. We need to tell
ourselves to think biblically, because it doesnt
always come naturally. For example, we see the
writers despair in Psalm 42: Why am I
discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? But then the
writer continues, I will put my hope in God! I
will praise him again - my Savior and my God!
(verses 5"6 NLT).
Many of the Psalms are songs and prayers.
They are honest. And as we read some of them, we
may think, I dare not pray that. But go
ahead and pray that. Go ahead and say, Lord, I
am hurting right now Im in pain right
now I dont understand this right now Im
struggling with this right now.
The next time youre feeling down, the
next time you think, I dont know how Im
going to get through this situation, quote the
Bible to yourself. Remind yourself of the truth of
Gods Word. That is what it means to think
biblically. [By Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries;
https://www.harvestdaily.com re Isaiah 26:3]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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Importance of Choice:
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Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
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