How Much Of God Do You Want?
When we are born again our spirit is made new (John 3:3-7) but we need to bring our body under (1 Cor 9:27) and renew our minds (Rom 12:2). Our minds have had years under the influence of satan and his worldly system that we live in and we need to change our thinking over to God’s influence and ways.
I was looking at Philippians 4:8 (KJV) and the things God says we should meditate on to clean up our minds: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
I checked out some of the words from the Greek. Well, true means true and you can’t get closer to the truth than in God’s word. Honest has the sense of something that is good, excellent or honorable. Something that is just, is innocent or even holy. To be pure is to be morally faultless or without blemish. To be lovely is to be lovely. Words of good report are words that lack any negativity or ill report. Virtue, speaks of moral excellence and goodness. God is praiseworthy, so that sets a standard right there.
Paul says meditate on these things. Obviously, Gods word is where our thoughts need to be and we need to train our minds to think along God’s pattern in all our daily interactions and thought processes. The results will be peace (Phil 4:7). Try it you will see results, guaranteed.