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Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brothers, 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.


Our minds are like a video tape recorder, saving images of our experiences. The Apostle Paul provides us insight on how to shape our minds for Christian service. His advice begins with the basic idea of recording good things. We fool ourselves if we think that exposure to a sinful world does not impact our thoughts. Focus on what is good and you will record (in your mind) what is good. Last but not least, no video is of value unless it is played back for others to see. If our patterns are constructed correctly, our lives will play back a visual image of the “God of peace.”