Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent… (Philippians 4:8)
The word conjures up two images for me.
First, I think of my elementary school days. We didn’t use A, B, C grades until Junior High; in elementary we used E, S, and N. E stood for–you guessed it–Excellent. That there was top-notch. When report card time came around, I was competing with my friends to see who had the most E’s.
Because I was a nerd.
The other image? That would be Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
Because I am a child of the 80s.
As you go through your day today, don’t settle for mediocre thoughts and so-so time with God. Go for top-notch. Think excellent thoughts, Dude.
I mean, Beloved.