God's Word For Today
Think about Beautiful Things
Read Isaiah 58:1 through 60:22; Philippians 4:1–23
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 (Philippians 4:8).
It is important for Christians to control their thoughts and focus on positive, helpful things, rather than negative, hurtful ones. People fall into sin and suffering because they think about the wrong things.
For example, pornography can destroy personal lives and relationships. Another problem with thinking about the wrong things happens when people hold onto grudges. Relationships can be ruined for a lifetime if one person refuses to forgive another and always focuses on past offenses.
Every sin begins as a bad thought. But there is a simple way to beat that. The apostle Paul admonished the Philippians to think about good things. Thinking about good things leads to peace, happiness, and holiness. So focus your thoughts on good things.
Prayer Suggestion: God, please help me focus on good things.
Quicklook: Philippians 4:2–9