The book of Philippians is full of wonderful advice on how to behave as a Christian. I really love to read all of Paul’s books in the bible. Each one is eye opening for me.
We read the passage, “Mediate on These Things”, last week at the women’s bible study. Instead, of ‘brethren’, we said ‘sisters’. The passage concluded with feeling, the peace of God, within you. I will always take more peace in my heart, in this uncertain world.
Fellow sisters in Christ, we should meditate on things that are true, noble, just, pure, and lovely, if they have any virtue and anything praiseworthy. We should learn from these things and God’s peace will be with us.
Meditate on These Things
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, 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. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
–Philippians 4:8-9 (NKJV)
When I read this, I immediately thought of the bible study. It is powerful to read God’s words aloud. It is really powerful to read God’s word in a group setting. I can feel the Holy Spirit’s presence.
Always look for praiseworthy moments. When my children do something kind, I should praise them. When I have a thankful heart, I see more things to be thankful for. When I have a thankful heart, I see lovely and beautiful things all around me. When you look for praiseworthy moments, you will find them.