Philippians 4:8 is a favorite bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind the verse?
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things.”
Paul was a great missionary and went around planting churches everywhere. This particular letter he wrote to the church in Philippi. Paul had planted this church on his second missionary journey.
Paul had plenty of time to think because he was writing this letter to the Philippians from a Roman prison. He had to make the choice what he was going to focus his mind upon while in jail. He could think about how bad things were for him or he could focus on who God is and what He was doing.
Paul encouraged the Philippians to do the latter. He encouraged them set their minds on all the good things that they could think of and the beautiful things in this world.
Paul knew that we become what we think about.
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