Friday, January 5, 2018

Philippians, part 2, Pure Stuff, Lovely Stuff

Look at Philippians 4: 4 – 9:

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Okay, let’s do the old list exercise for this passage.

1.         Rejoice
2.         Be gentle
3.         Don’t be anxious
4.         Pray
5.         Think about true stuff
6.         Think about pure stuff
7.         Think about lovely stuff
8.         Think about admirable, excellent and praiseworthy stuff
9.         Practice what you learn in the Bible


Rewritten as a list this passage in Philippians would make a good poster.