Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Continuing with our Philippians 4:8 Guidelines

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.   
Philippians 4:8
 
Ok - So I have been talking a lot about the Philippians 4:8 principal about how we think. Many times our thinking is where we are attacked the most.
 
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about
 like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.   
1 Peter 5:8
 
And because of this, I would like to share a great quote that will give us a good idea of where our thinking should go - especially when we are tempted to think outside of the Philippians 4:8 guidelines.
 
"It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take it point by point, and let the imagination grasp each scene, especially the closing ones. As we thus dwell upon His great sacrifice for us, our confidence in Him will be more constant, our love will be quickened, and we shall be more deeply imbued with His spirit. If we would be saved at last, we must learn the lesson of penitence and humiliation at the foot of the cross."
 "Desire of Ages" pg. 83
 
I hope that this quote blessed each of you as it blessed me.
Here is a link if you would like to go check out the whole chapter in which this quote was found, Or if you would like to start at the beginning of the book - go to the bottom of the page and you will see several choices of where to go - Table of Contents is on option. This book has been a real blessing to me and I see myself reading it again in the future. God bless. :O)

2 comments:

  1. Yes, I love that quote, and especially how you linked it to keeping our minds within the Philippians 4:8 guidelines. Beautiful!

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  2. It's a wonderful scripture. Christ is such a theme in it.

    Does http://dcbverse.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/there-was-man.html fit with your thoughts?

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