Sunday, March 22, 2009

Phillipians 4

1 comment:

Prairie Chick said...

"Be full of joy in the Lord always. I will say again, be full of joy. Let everyone see that you are gentle and kind, the Lord is coming soon." v4-5

*sigh*. In the nicest way, how I would love to be full of joy always, gentle and kind. I must keep my eyes fixed on that goal.

"Think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected." v8

What always strikes me about this verse is that it is a list of positive exhortation rather than a list of rules of negatives to avoid. If we are pursuing good things we will automatically avoid the "should nots" but it is not about the "should nots" its about the "how then should we live" and the answer to that is always a positive and uplifting pursuit rather than a longlist of rules.