If There Is Any Excellence

That is the brief opening reflection, the excellence of the gospel of grace, “that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” We are told that if there is any excellence, we are to think on those things. So I have been on the lookout for any verses that say what is excellent. And rest assured, these things are excellent and profitable for people.

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Whatever Is Lovely

God’s presence is being considered as the place where He manifests Himself; the place where He reveals Himself and makes His glory known; the place where He causes His face to shine on us so that we may know and experience Him. God is spirit, eternal and infinite, so His actual dwelling place cannot be limited to a physical location.

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Whatever Is Honorable

Take a moment to imagine the scene with me. The setting is the eternal kingdom of God. The form of this world has passed away. According to His promise, we are in the new heavens and new earth in which righteousness dwells. There are no more polls, no more elections. Regardless of where you are from or what type of government you’ve been accustomed to on this earth, there is now an eternal type of government that will never come to an end.

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