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VerseD: Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8, ESV

It is so easy to get distracted by and focused on the bad things in life and this world.

Ask God to help you see the good, beautiful, just, true things in each moment. (It helps a lot with stress and cynicism!)

VerseD: Ecclesiastes 12:13

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecclesiastes 12:13, ESV

Everything is meaningless without God.

And what is the meaning of life and calling for every human?

The two greatest commandments: Love God and love others.

VerseD: Psalm 119:11

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11, ESV

Why is reading and meditating on (thinking about) Scripture important?

We memorize it, and it guides us out of temptation and away from sin. (See Jesus in Matthew and Luke chapters 4.)

VerseD: 1 John 3:16

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 John 3:16, ESV

Our greatest example showed true love: sacrificing everything for the good of others.

How well are you doing this?

VerseD: Jude 1:20-21

But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
Jude 1:20‭-‬21, ESV

Do not merely go to church.

Cherish your salvation!

Read your Bible!

Serve others in love!

Because He loved us enough to come and die for us. We ought to be ready to do the same for Him.

VerseD: 1 Peter 2:16

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
1 Peter 2:16, ESV

Do not say, “I can just ask for forgiveness later,” or “I have freedom in Christ, so I can do whatever!”

You are still a slave to sin if you use excuses to sin or to whitewash sin.

Be a slave of Christ, chained to righteousness and love.

VerseD: Philippians 2:3-4

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Philippians 2:3‭-‬4, KJV

Do not cause problems or seek popularity or fame.

Take care of yourself, sure, but even more importantly take care of other people.

But, again, do not help others to seek favor, fame, or … revenge.