Friday – Think on What is True
Read: Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:8
SOAP: Philippians 4:8
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.- Philippians 4:8
To combat lies, we must think about what is true. Often, we want to think about a worst-case scenario or allow our thoughts to dwell on the things of this world. Scripture commands us to “think up.” As believers, we should renew our minds constantly and think about things of God, not things of earth.
So, what are the things of Heaven rather than the things of earth? According to Philippians 4:8, Paul encourages believers to think about whatever will build up the body of Christ. These include things that are honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, or worthy of praise.
The messages we receive from television, radio, and the internet can often contradict this Scripture. Therefore, we must be intentional about protecting our minds from the lies of the world and from the deception of the enemy.
How might you be more intentional about thinking about Heavenly things? Try to think of three strategies you can place in your daily routine.
Father God, thank You for loving me so much that You care enough to instruct me to guard my mind from this world. I pray that You will remind me to think of what is good, honorable, and praiseworthy. Keep my mind from falsehood. Prepare my mind for action. Help me have the mind of Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen.