A Good Recorder

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, 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

The Christian life involves proper thinking. Compare your mind to a video recorder. If your “recorder” is continually tuned to a channel that broadcasts sleazy “soaps,” brutal “action,” exploitive “comedy,” and sensationalist “news,” these broadcasts will, in time, affect the way you live.

Our  verse encourages us to think on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report-that have virtue and are praiseworthy. True is the opposite of dishonest and  unreliable. Noble means dignified and worthy of respect. Just involves conforming to God’s standards, not the standards of the world. Pure is wholesome, unmixed with moral corruption. Good report talks about that which promotes peace rather than conflict.Virtue and praiseworthy refer to those things which are positive and constructive, as opposed to negative and destructive.

Think about it! How different our lives could be today if we switched our channel of thinking from worldly thinking to Godly thinking.

Thought:  Staying tuned to God’s channel keeps my life on the right frequency.


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