Things of Good Report   2 comments

Things of Good Report

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Phils. 4, 8

I.

Man an animal that thinks–wise or otherwise.  Many helpful lines of thought, others hurtful.  “As a man thinketh.”  Thoughts come to fruitage in character–come out in words and deeds.

II.

We should wisely choose our thinking.

(a)  Never dwell on low, course, vulgar, questionable, sinful things.  Flee from these–2 Cor. 10, 5.  Rise above all such.

(b)  Think on what is of good report–that which meets the approval of noble souls.  It is here–the beautiful, true, useful, good.  It elevates minds and character, makes right living easier.  Consecrate your best effort to these high things.

(c)  Reading choice literature a great help–the Bible, other devotional matter, the Hymn Book, output of the religious press, biographies of great, good men.  “Improve in the best things.”

“Reading makes a full reward.”  “Overcome evil with good.”  Crowd out the evil with the good.

Noble thoughts are helpful company.

Pray for help in your efforts.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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