(KJV.) PHILIPPIANS 4:8-9
(8) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
(9) Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Brethren, as believers of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we ought to possess certain attributes of the one who called us out of darkness into his marvellous lights, which in past were not his people, but by his grace, we are now the people of our Father, which have no mercy in the past, but possess his mercy: Apostle Paul analyzes some of these attributes in the above text to the Philippians; let's go over the above text carefully; Paul said, (i) whatsoever things are true; in inference, when we hear rumors, it is rightful for us to double check facts of what we hear, before we believe, and that means, do research, find out truthfulness of matters, not assume anything beforehand; also, there are so many deceptive spirits operating in world of darkness, confusing humanity to believe their lies, from the truth, that Jesus Christ is the Son of our Father, Lord and Savior of this world, what the kingdom message is, and many souls are being deceived into Hades' damnation; therefore, let us be fully beware of what is going on in this world, get involve as far as we can go as believers, be sincere, speak, minister, teach truthfulness of matters into this perverse generation, perchance we will impact souls positively into the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior: (ii) whatsoever things are honest; honesty pays, therefore, let us be honest in all our ways; people with this type of attribute, speak truthful words confidently, have uprightness and fairness spirits, are sincere, trustworthy and frankly in spoken words; they call a spade, a spade for garden works, not a a spade as a spoon for kitchen works; they are open mindedness, truthful in all their ways, regardless of what predicaments they may encounter in this world: (iii) whatsoever things are just; a just person is fair and righteous, eager to align negativities in rightful perspectives, hate injustices done to others, defend the poor and helpless, afflicted and needy souls; therefore, let us not do injustices to people we oversee, have authority over or turn away from observing injustices of this world, rather speak up for benefits of innocent culprits and make the world a better places to live: (iv) whatever things are pure; since we are saved, sanctified vessels of Jesus Christ, let us keep our vessels in holiness, clean from worldly contaminants, be free from immoral behaviors, excessive alcoholic consumption, but our words full of wisdom and grace: (v) whatever things are lovely; the greatest attribute of all attributes of our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; therefore, as believers, let us love one another as our Father loves us, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, should not perish but have everlasting life. refer to John 3:16: let us be concern about wellness of others, show that we care about them, inspire, encourage one another with gestures of the actual love of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, reach out to someone with thoughts of love, make someone happy; (vi) whatsoever things are of good report; anytime we endeavor to do something, whether for ourselves or others, verbally or physically; let us think things through carefully, ask ourselves few questions, are these gestures in the will of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior?, what would be the repercusssions or benefits?, does it worth our times and efforts, put ourselves at receiving ends, ask ourselves will this move tarnish the glory of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, before we endeavor to do those things; think carefully, watch out, the world is watching our behaviors.
Therefore, let us exemplify who were are in Jesus Christ, walk in his righteousness that people of this world may observe our actions and behaviors, desires to know how, why?, we do what we do, endeavor to fellowship with us in the body of Christ: whether we are aware of how valuable we are in this world or not; let us know for facts the we are, or else the enemy would not pester with our souls to derail us from the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; we cannot walk in his righteousness yet, possess ungodly attributes of this world same ways; we are lights of this world, when a light goes into the darkness, regardless of how darker the vicinity maybe, light moves the darkness away; therefore, let us shine our illuminating lights for the world to observe who we are in the world of darkness, come into the lights of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forevevermore. Amen and Amen!
(KJV.) Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.