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Bible Notes

Philippians 4:8-9 (24.02.23)

Philippians 4:8-9 (NIVUK)
8 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. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

We can play a part in the transformation of our minds, the way we think and understand things, alongside the Spirit’s restoration (see Romans 12:2). The act of deliberately choosing what we aurally digest helps condition our minds, just as healthy eating conditions our bodies. We often quote just Philippians 4:8, but we should read it with verse 9 too. Just as healthy eating should be accompanied by exercise, so healthy listening needs to be accompanied by putting into practice what we’ve heard, exercising the ways of thinking it encourages.

Spirit, be my personal trainer today, guiding me in my listening and my response to what I hear.

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