Think About Such Things--by Kimberly B. SouthallAll sorts of things run through our minds. Sometimes we have happy thoughts, sometimes sad. Sometimes loving thoughts, sometimes not so loving. Sometimes we feel secure, sometimes afraid. Did you know that the Bible tells us what we should think about? Yes, it surely does!
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. –Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
God's Word instructs us about the sorts of things we should think about for a very good reason. The condition of our minds has everything to do with the way we act and treat others. If we try to see the good side of things and think of those things, we will be much less likely to give in to temptations to sin. And we will be much happier people and be much nicer to be around. When others see how happy we are, then they will want to be around us and want to know why we are so happy. And that opens up a wonderful opportunity. That gives us the chance to share our love for Jesus with them, so that they can come to love Him, too!

So, read that verse again. Memorize it. And think about what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. Think about the things that are excellent and praiseworthy. Think about such things and think about how wonderful it will be when you can share your love of Jesus with someone else!

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