“Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.” Philippians 4:8
With the way the world’s looking right now, this is not an easy thing to do. It takes a conscious, concerted effort to walk away, look away, turn the channel, say no to those things that are impure, things that will first corrupt our minds, then our hearts, then our mouths, then our lives, and instead put into them those things that are good for the building up of our spirits.
Why? Paul tells us in verse 9: “And the God of peace will be with you.” If you’re looking for peace, even craving it, in the middle of this tumultuous world, God shows us how. When we invite those things that are pure, we invite the God who created them, the God who IS pure, and He brings with Him peace.