Whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things (Phil 4:8).
God’s word cautions us to fix our minds on these things. Some of these are self-explanatory like “lovely” or “praiseworthy.” But what is “noble”?
A few versions interpret it as “honorable” and another as “venerable.” There is a reverence attached to this word, almost like something commanding worship.
Then it hit me!! This word study led me to an entirely different interpretation of this verse. These are qualities of Jesus. We are not just to think lovely thoughts like rainbows and roses; we’re to fix our minds on Jesus, Himself.
It seems like every time I have a question or a concern, the answer always cycles back to Jesus.