Before, I have talked about keeping the minds of others pure by dressing modestly. Well today, I'll be talking about keeping our minds pure, which is just as important.
In Philippians 4:8, it says, "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." This is saying that we should fill our mind with only good, and pure thoughts. This is one of the reasons you should be around only good things, because you will always think about what's around us. Now, we don't have to live in a bubble or anything, we are told to go out into the world, and teach people the truth, and to let our light shine, which is something that we can't do if there's no darkness to shine in. But we shouldn't let the things of the world influence our minds.
Everyone knows that gossiping is wrong. But so is thinking mean things about others. How would you like it if you found put that someone thought badly of you? You probably wouldn't like it. This verse is saying that we should only think of good, and pure things. You should be the same person on the inside, as you are on the outside. Because, unlike us humans, God knows what we're thinking. God hears us, even if we don't say anything. So be careful what you think, because God is our eternal judge, and he sees if our hearts, and our minds are pure or not. Thank you for reading. :)