How Do We Worship?

Part 3 of 6

Text: Philippians 4:8

Philippians 4:8, NIV

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.

We worship God with our mind.

True: a)lhqh/$ ‎alethes (al-ay-thace’): not concealing with any shadow

Noble: ‎semno/$ ‎semnos (sem-nos’): honorable; of high thought and/or quality

Right: ‎di/kaio$ ‎dikaios (dik’-ah-yos): equitable (in character or act), innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively)

Pure: a(gno/$ ‎hagnos (hag-nos’): properly, clean, innocent, modest, perfect

Lovely: ‎prosfilh/$ ‎prosphiles (pros-fee-lace’): friendly towards, i.e. acceptable
Admirable: ‎eu&fhmo$ ‎euphemos (yoo’-fay-mos): well spoken of, i.e. reputable:
Excellent: a)re/th ‎arete (ar-et’-ay): properly, valor, excellence
Praiseworthy: e&paino$ ‎epainos (ep’-ahee-nos): laudation, concretely, a commendable thing

“…think about such things.”

Think:

‎logi/zomai ‎logizomai (log-id’-zom-ahee); middle voice from logos; to take an inventory, i.e. estimate (literally or figuratively):

‎lo/go$ ‎logos (log’-os); from lego; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ):

le/gw ‎lego (leg’-o); a primary verb; properly, to “lay” forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas NT:2036 and NT:5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while NT:4483 is properly, to break silence merely, and NT:2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication, to mean:

“My mind is, at the same time, the single greatest spark of worship potential and the water putting out the fire of emotional expression.”

Gary Burge in
Worship at the Next Level