whatever is … right

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Well, as you can tell from my last few posts I am having trouble keeping my mind in check, so time to revisit my series on the passage in Philippians:

… 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.

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whatever is … noble

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What is noble anyway?

It is a word that we rarely use in conversation nowadays. It is a term that we associate with old-fashioned class distinctions, or on occasion we might refer to a “noble pursuit”.

The words in the dictionary to define noble are words like:

special status; high moral qualities; dignity; eminence; magnificent; superior; excellent.

It denotes a sense of higher.

The verse in Philippians 4 asks us to think on “… whatever is noble …”

What does it mean to think about higher things?

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whatever is … true

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… 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)

I love this verse in Philippians. It is absolutely one of my favourites. And with the huge amount of negativity, pain and heartache that is in the world today. I feel a real need to sink into this verse for a while. So I am going to do a few posts on this over the next month or so. Starting with “whatever is true”, today.

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