As I studied this word, I found that most translations read, “honorable.”  Either word is appropriate:  When we focus on things that are worthy of praise and respect, we build up and bring blessing.  This will keep us away from things like gossip, criticism and other things that tear down.



I set my mind on honorable things,
Worthy of respect and praise;
So that what I say God’s glory brings,
To magnify His ways.
May I always feast on heavenly food
So that I can give away
God’s many blessings so rich and good,
In all I do and say.
All that I take in or think about
Will determine how I live.
By your grace, oh Lord, may I pour out
The goodness that you give.

About lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

Posted on February 11, 2016, in Bible verses, poetry and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. So true! I love this verse. This is the key to life.

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