Meditate on These Things

 

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The Gospel & Personal Evangelism

by Mark Dever

Category: Evangelism

Crossway, 2007

 

 

 

 

For the last week, I’ve been reflecting on a very lovely, and applicable, verse from Scripture, which is Philippians 4:8:

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute; if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (NASB). 

I never reflected on the importance of this verse until last week, since it rightly informs Christians on the proper, biblical worldview as it relates everything in life. It should relate to which movies we are to watch (if any), what type of music we are to listen to, what kind of conversations we are to have, etc. In case anybody is curious, this is the reason why I don’t really watch too many movies anymore or hear too much secular music. These are time absorbing entertainment, but it seems like most of them are pretty much ridden with the filth of violence, sex, materialism, and hedonism, all of which do no good to a Christian trying to seriously pursue holiness and all the benefits of sanctification. 

I seriously challenge believers out there to really read and understand Philippians 4:8, and allow this verse to be the heartbeat to everything they do in life: what they see, what they hear, what they are involved in, what they talk about, what they think about, etc. You will really see how much joy this verse will give you and it will really change your life for the better, especially if you are pursuing Christlikeness.