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. 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. Philippians 4:8,9 NIV
Yesterday, I shared a photo (below) with Donald Duck pondering, “I wonder if common sense will ever make a comeback.” Common sense seems to have disappeared when we look at how things unfold in the media. It makes one wonder if common sense even exists anymore.
Yet, here we read Paul’s admonition-having been around for centuries, but not many heed what he says. “Think” about the right and good things and then whatever we learn, put it into practice. When will the God of peace be with us? The God of peace will be with us when we think about doing good and right things. This is why there is so much violence and hatred in the land because no one is thinking about the good and right things. If people are not willing to think, common sense won’t have a chance to survive.
Since I’ve already written extensively about this passage of scripture, I won’t repeat myself, but I do encourage all reading today to check out the link myBook.to/ThinkingOnThings .
Of course, there will be those who have a differing opinion about how to solve our societal dilemmas, but I’m a strong proponent of doing things God’s way! If we learn to think first–before we do anything–and think beyond the moment, we could change the atmosphere of violence and hatred and know peace in the land.
I believe in miracles and I want to see peace in the land!