Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 (ESV)
My mother used to quote this to me when I was watching a music video or movie that had material that was not appropriate to remind me that I was poisoning, not nourishing, my mind. Do not let your mind wallow in filthiness. Let your thoughts soar above to heavenly things.
True: Manifest, fact, conforming to reality Opposite: False
Noble: Honest, grave, venerable, serious Foolish: Foolish
Just: Right conduct; state of being right judged by a divine standard Opposite: Unjust
Pure: Clean, free of impurities Opposite: Polluted
Lovely: Pleasing, agreeable Opposite: Unpleasant
Good Report: Well spoken of, reputable Opposite: Worthless
Do the songs you listen to, books you read, or things you watch pass this test?
Think on these things!