“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” ~ Philippians 4:8-9
A verse that has been a great help in our house lately is Philippians 4:8. We have it wrote on our bathroom mirror. It’s a reminder not to think on things that we don’t know to be factual in any given circumstance. It’s helped us to stay focused on what’s true and positive.
In coming across this verse one day I continued to read on to verse 9: “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” I noticed a lot of instructions in these two verses.
First, in verse 8 Paul tells us how to renew our minds. He tells us to think on things that are just, pure, lovely, and things that are of good report. Then in verse 9, Paul tells us how to have peace by continuing to do what we have learned, received, heard and seen in his writings and in his life.
I love that God didn’t leave us to stumble around in this life alone without help from His Holy Spirit. He also left us specific instructions on how to live holy before Him.
So when the situations in your life seem impossible, remember these two verses. Keep doing what you’ve learned, received, heard, and seen through God’s Word. I promise it will get you through every time!