Tuesday, October 18, 2011

31 Days :: Day 18 ~ How hungry are you?

Whatever is just . . . think on these things.

The word translated here as "just" (it's also frequently translated "right") is "dikaios" and the short definition is "just, righteous, impartial." The implication is that in every interaction and every relationship, our thoughts should come in line with God's thoughts.

I'm loving the way Paul is layering his words. It's impossible to think about things that are "just" without knowing Truth. The more you think about true and honorable things, the more your thoughts will begin to line up with God's thoughts, and the more you'll be able to think about things that are just and righteous.

In Matthew, Jesus says, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."

How hungry are you?
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3 comments:

Cynthia Howerter said...

Love your powerful question at the end. Well-written.

JeanetteEdgar said...

This morning I had to pray for God to help me hold my thoughts and attitudes on a certain situation to His truth and will. What a sense of relief to admit, repent and release specific thoughts to Him. Thanks for the post.

Lynn Huggins Blackburn said...

Thanks Cynthia & Jeanette. I'm a little under the weather and this post was a struggle to get out. The encouragement was greatly needed!!