"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."
Philippians 4:8 msg
A thought I had today about the above verse:
I'm wondering if, in order to be able to get
to the place where we are able to think
"the best, not the worst",
"the beautiful, not the ugly"
and so on...
must we not begin with
thinking on what is true?
There are times when we are believing
something that is a flat out lie,
but we don't see it.
At that point, being infected with false belief,
it is impossible (?) to then think lovey,
beautiful thoughts about that which
we are believing a lie.
If our thoughts are not based on truth,
can they be truly the best?
Can they truly be beautiful?
Just a thought....