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Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest [worthy of reverence] . . . think on these things—Phil. 4:8.


Whoever sympathizes with falsehood or exaggeration is more or less defiling himself. Whoever cleanses his thoughts, and avoids exaggeration, etc., is in that degree purifying his mind and his entire character. Nor is it sufficient that we are sure of the truth of matters. We are to test them further, and discern to what extent they are honorable, noble; for, although the Lord has covered the ignoble features of our characters, and proposes to cover them to the end with His own merit, nevertheless we cannot be in sympathy with our fallen condition, but on the contrary must desire true nobility and the highest standards of honor in our hearts, in our thoughts, in all our dealings with our God and with our fellows.



Parallel passages: Ex. 34:6; Psa. 33:4; 91:4; Prov. 3:3; Isa. 65:16; Dan. 4:37; 10:21; Zech. 8:16; John 8:31,32; 14:6; 17:17; Eph. 4:25;  2.Tim. 2:15; Lev. 19:35,36; Deut. 25:13-16; Psa. 24:4; Isa. 33:15,16; Acts 24:16;  2.Cor. 4:1,2; 8:21;  1.Thes. 4:11,12; Heb. 13:18;  1.Pet. 2:12.