Scott Postma

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A Grammar Lesson that Matters

Worry is the result of passively receiving when we should be actively thinking.

‘Think,’ in Paul’s letter to the Philippians, is a present, middle/passive, imperative verb with the implied subject, you!

That means, we should be, right now, thinking about whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and praiseworthy. If we are engaging the thinking muscle, it cannot be engaged upon.

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 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.” (Philippians 4:6–8, ESV)

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