“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Living in these times can be ever challenging as a follower of Jesus, especially if you work in the secular world. You anticipate people around you to be like what you are reading in your Bible instead discovering the opposite. What makes it interesting is the tremendous harvest field wrapped up within daily routines. That’s why it’s so important not just to read the Bible in the morning, but that you can meditate on it so when the opportunity comes you can practice what you’re learning.
People outside the church know only what they see and hear about Christians in those inside their daily jobs and activities. That’s why this passage has always been so valuable for me. It reminds me of the attributes I need to wear in my actions, behavior and conduct. What you say and what you do are all non believers can size up about your faith. What you are thinking will inevitably show up in your words and actions. Thinking before you speak is a saying that can be answered by this passage today. “Think on these things “ who knows if you might not speak half the the things you would have said, had you not thought about it first.