Whatsoever things are JUST – innocent, holy –
Remember, we are in the midst of building a renewed structure. We have begun with the building blocks of truth and honesty. We now will pick up whatsoever things are just and add it to the structure.
As you go through your workday or your playday, think about being innocent and holy (set apart for God). Is your speech true and honest? Can it be said of you that you are innocent, and holy in all of your ways? What about your thoughts?
When evaluating to see what must be torn down and what can be salvaged, it will be necessary for you to examine not only where you go and the friends you hang out with, but what you watch, and what and who you listen to as well! Sin is like a deadly germ. When you come into contact with it, it begins rapidly multiplying even though you cannot see it.
Is there anything salvageable, or must everything go into the construction dumpster? Remember, in this process of renovating your mind, heart, and spirit, we only want to build using the finest materials!
This week, as you meditate on truth, honesty, and being just, use the germicide of the Scripture to cleanse you of the old grime which desires to hang on and make you spiritually sick.
Luke 1:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
17 It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children, and the disobedient to the attitude of the just, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”