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mneumonic tool for phil. 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

ok, if you are like me, you have always struggled putting this list of things we should think on in their proper order.

I finally found a way that helps me, here it is. The list is transitional.

It starts with true, then to honest, a natural transition things that are honest are based first in truth. Then it goes to just, also intimately related to honesty as honesty is to truth.

then it starts another transitional set of three: pure followed by lovely followed by good report. These things are related to each other. Things that are pure are lovely because of it, and things that are both pure and lovely have a good reputation.

now the last two items on our list of 8 are these: virtue and praise worthy. Now, are not those things related to each other as well? If you are virtuous, you are praise worthy.

now the last device is this, the reference is Phil. 4:8, the list is of 8 things, verse 8, 8 items on the list.

hope this helps someone else out there.

PS: I love how it all starts with truth ;)