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Think about These Things

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In Philippians 4:8, the apostle Paul begins to drawn his letter to a close with one final exhortation, and it’s a very important one.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.It is impossible to overstate the importance of this to our spiritual growth because the battleground for the soul is the mind.  What do you do with your mind?  What kinds of things do you choose to think about?  What kinds of things do you allow your mind to feed on?  The music you listen to, the movies you watch, the books your read?  That’s all input into the mind, and it affects the soul for good or ill.  What do you think about when you lay awake at night waiting to fall asleep?  Again, what do you choose to do with your mind?  This is where the battle is fought in our striving to be holy.  Paul writes in Romans, Those w…