Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. (Phil 4:8 NKJV)
This passage of Scripture is talking about meditation upon positive topics and positive traits. Why does the Lord want us to think about these things? One of the main reasons is that our lives do reflect whatever we value and whatever we think about.
The more that we value and think about passages from the Bible, then the more that our lives will reflect the values of the Bible. The more that we value our relationship with Jesus and the more often that we think about Jesus’ qualities, the more that we will reflect His beautiful qualities in our own lives.
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Cor 3:17-18 NKJV)
This passage, above, in 2 Corinthians confirms that what we behold [view, consider, regard] will actually transform us! Hallelujah!
Daily Bible reading is such a wonderful practice to cultivate because it will show us God’s “Good Life” which He has in store for each and every one of us. All that we are required to do in order to receive it is to think about it regularly and to value it highly; because we become whatever we behold.
God has created us to be miraculous beings who are transformed by the things upon which we focus, and which we value.