Thinking Out Loud

September 19, 2008

Four 4-Letter Words: Keep Your Mind Pure

Filed under: bible, Christianity, Faith — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 8:34 pm

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. 

~ Phil 4:8 & 9 – The Message

1 Comment »

  1. The Message is a “freestyle” translation of both the Old and New Testaments written entirely by one man, Eugene Peterson. Because he worked from original languages, it IS a translation, not a paraphrasing of an existing English text.

    The graphics are the first and last parts of the verse 8 as many of learned it as children, from the King James Version.

    Keeping our minds pure is the hardest thing of all. We can shut out all kinds of outside influences, but the mind is quite capable of creating its own filth. Mental purity demands focus; and of course, God’s grace and help.

    Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — September 19, 2008 @ 8:40 pm

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