“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
I have just seen the last dvd by Joyce Meyer’s, “Battlefield of the Mind”, in my local community Bible study. One of the scriptures she shared was this one, in Phillippians. She said, “where the mind goes, so does the man”, and she cautioned us to be careful what we think.
She said that if our thoughts are not, as described in this verse, then we become “prey”, for the devil to create a stronghold on us. She went on to say that if we are busy thinking about these things (Phil. 4:8), the devil doesn’t know what to do with us.
I have a question, if these words are adjectives, “noble, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy” ; then when we think about them do they become verbs? Do we go into action like an action movie?