One of my girls favourite treats is apple juice. So much so that when we make a list in the school holidays of of fun things to do, “Drink apple juice” always makes it on there.
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.
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?
… 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.