Philippians 4:8 (The Message)

“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.”

My question is always what does it mean by things ‘true’? Some true things I would rather not think on? It must not mean just true things but true with the other adjectives added, like noble, gracious, etc. What do you think?

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