Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble…(Philippians 4:8)
As in, “Worthy of or befitting nobility.” That’s just my definition. I don’t know if Mr. Webster would approve, but it works for me.
You, Beloved, are nobility. Better than that, you are royalty. You are a child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Don’t rush through that thought.
Soak in it for a bit.
Repeat it…roll it around your soul for a moment.
God has pulled you out of the muck and glop of this world. He has cleansed you, clothed you, and called you his own. He has presented you before all the universe and said, “Hey! This one’s mine. Back off!”
Or something like that.
So, why would you dive back into the muck?
Why do I?
Oh, Beloved. Our thought life should befit our new station. The sinful thoughts, the base, the petty, the immoral–they are not just wrong; they are beneath us. They are not worthy of who we have been called to be.
Lord, help me to be the man you see when you look beneath the muck.
Happy Wednesday, Beloved.