“Finally, brothers, 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.” Phil 4:8
In light of all the references in the word of God to renewing one’s mind and guarding one’s mind, I am convinced that the battle we face down here on this side of heaven is ultimately won or lost in the mind.
The verse before us today solidifies my conviction, for it is impossible for a person to think both good and evil thoughts at the same time, and an embracing of one automatically excludes the other. There are many persons who win the battle with the externals but struggle and often lose it in the mind. Our thoughts produce our actions.
Let us wholeheartedly seek to obey the exhortation in Phil 4:8 (as with the rest of Scripture) as we see to live a God honoring life.