“Whatever is TRUE…DWELL on Theses Things.”-{Phil 4:8}

God is True, His Word is True, Jesus is the Truth. So thinking on God, His character His Word and His Son, are great and glorious themes to occupy our mind with. The Truth is found in His Word, which is TRUTH {Read John 17:17; Psalm 119:151}. So if we want to know what is truth then we give our attention to the Word of God,which is the Word of Truth, in order to think on truth, to know truth, to be conformed to truth that reveals the life of the LORD Jesus, who you are “In Christ,” and what He has for you! Indeed the devil is opposed to truth, for obeying truth sets us free. -{Read John 8:31-32}. The devil is a liar, and he opposes us with lies, fears, doubts, as when tempting Adam and Eve…all to seek to trip them up and sin against God! We are constantly bombarded with lies and temptations to choose them. Indeed we read in Scripture there is pleasure in sin for a season, that is why we are often attracted to different types, but as a sports season ends or the four seasons end so the pleasures end and then what? Often we are hooked line and sinker like a fish caught on the end of a sharp bait, on its way to death. Sin kills, destroys, distorts, dishonors God. We need to expose our mind to TRUTH and be careful what we take in through our ears and our eyes, be alert! Be on guard.

Where will we find such truth to meditate upon? His Word! His Spirit will guide us into truth – {Read John 16:13-14}. We are responsible to meditate on truth-{Psalm 1:2} and as Paul lays out before us, truth is necessary if we are to have right and Godly relationships, dealing with anxious thoughts, right praying.{ Read Phil 4:2-7} Feed your mind on Truth, Listen to it, Read it, Meditate upon it, perhaps taking a  verse writing it out and carrying it with you and when you have free moments looking at it word for word, phrase for phrase. Pray it for yourself and others. NOTE IS THERE ANYTHING IN IT TO THANK Him for. Or perhaps place it on a mirror in your bathroom or over a kitchen sink so you can see it several times a day, and as you meditate upon it you will find the Holy Spirit can recall to your mind even Years later from the vault of your bank – your mind, to guide you through His WORD, in the circumstances you find yourself in! ” But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” -{John 14:26} Truth is not optional. It is commanded and you or I ARE no exceptions!

Think on these- God is True.{Isaiah 65:16}; Jesus is Truth {John 14:6; Eph 4:21}; His Word is True{John 17:17}; if we continue in His Word then we will know the truth and the truth will set us free. {Read John 8:31-32}…. The Holy Spirit is True and “Guides us into all truth”-{John 16:13-14}, We are commanded to continually THINK on Truth -{Phil 4:8} and John said “I have no greater joy than to hear my children{believers} are walking in the TRUTH!” And we are to “Hold forth the Word of Life.” {Phil 2:16}; Which is the Word of TRUTH!

So how do we obey the command to continually think and dwell on truth?

Immerse yourself in the Word of God to study to know Him as Ezra did {Read Ezra 7:10} and to feed on His Truth, to obey Him and He will change us from the inside out and we will have discernment through His Word to walk in truth! “But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.”But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. “-{Read Heb 5;14}.The ‘solid food’ in the context is His Word…the means to spiritually maturing. They were not where they should have been maturity wise. This comes through knowing Truth about Him, His Son, who we are “In Christ,” discerning people’s true spiritual condition apart from Him, how to live in a manner worthy and pleasing to Him. Heaven, Hell, eternal realities.

“DWELL”– The word means to consider, calculate, evaluate. Constantly thinking on His truth, meditating on His Word to know Him, obey Him, love and live for and with Him. Also to understand Him and our standing “In Christ.” And God’s will for us and His view of this world. As food is for our bodies, His Word is for our soul! Dwell, settled your thoughts on His Word!



Read Philippians and note three TRUTHS about the character of God, three about the LORD Jesus… read Ephesians 1:3-15 and write down some truths that are true of you as a Christian, note the phrases, “In Him.., in Whom…in Christ…” Read Psalm 19:7-11. Note several truths abut God’s Word… Read again the book of Philippians and underline the word “mind, attitude,”note what type of mind we are to have in Philippians 2… and if you do this assignment you will have your own small catalog of TRUTH to meditate upon, THANK Him for TRUTH and SHARE these TRUTHS with others to Encourage others.

A good prayer, “Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.”-{Psalm 119:18}

 CONTINUALLY THINK ON “Whatever is TRUE…dwell on these things.”