8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 As for the things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
True…honorable…right: Paul encourages believers to think about truth in the midst of the chaos in life. This allows for joy and peace to reign freely within the Christian and helps us to let go of the sinful and fleshly mindsets of the world.
Practice these things: Paul wanted the Christians at Philippi to imitate his faith. The result of imitating his understanding of God’s grace was that they would discover God as a God of peace. God has brought peace to our souls through the finished work of Christ, and He longs to produce peace through us to the world.