Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
Philippians 4:8 NASB
I remember this song as a kid in Sunday School. It goes, “be careful little eyes what you see , careful little ears what you hear” (partial). Point is, we can be doing the reverse, watching the news, hearing all the negative info, tragedies, scandals, etc. We must find a way to see the things commsneed in the verse above. I have provided some comments that were helpful, from the John Macarthur Study Bible, which I highly recommend. I am hoping this will be a reminder for us all.
May your day be filled with these things!
4: 8 true. What is true is found in God ( 2Ti 2: 25 ), in Christ ( Eph 4: 20 , 21 ), in the Holy Spirit ( Jn 16: 13 ), and in God’s Word ( Jn 17: 17 ). honorable. The Gr . term means “worthy of respect.” Believers are to meditate on whatever is worthy of awe and adoration, i.e., the sacred as opposed to the profane. right. The believer is to think in harmony with God’s divine standard of holiness. pure. That which is morally clean and undefiled. lovely. The Gr. term means “pleasing” or “amiable.” By implication, believers are to focus on whatever is kind or gracious. of good repute. That which is highly regarded or thought well of. It refers to what is generally considered reputable in the world , such as kindness, courtesy, and respect for others.