“Finally, Brethren, Whatsoever Things Are True”

“The apostle Paul repeats the “finally” of Philippians 2:1, He again and again prepares to close his Epistle, but cannot at once bid farewell to his beloved Philippians. He urges them to fill their thoughts with things good and holy. Christ is the Truth: all that is true comes from him; the false, the vain, is of the earth, earthy.  Sceptics may deny the existence of absolute truth; men may scoffingly ask, “What is truth?” Truth is real, and it is found in Christ, the Truth”

“Think on these things; or take account of these things as found in the closing parts of the verse means; let these be the considerations which guide your thoughts and direct your motives. The apostle implies that we have the power of governing our thoughts, and so are responsible for them. If the thoughts are ordered well, the outward life will follow.”

THE PULPIT COMMENTARY, (1881) EDITED BY THE VERY REV. H. D. M. SPENCE, D.D., AND BY THE REV. JOSEPH S. EXELL, M.A. FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY, New York and Toronto

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