Things that are True, Honest, Just, Pure, Lovely, of Good Report, Virtuous, Praiseworthy. Often, things that we have already learned, received, heard and seen. You have them (or had them) all at your fingertips, and think on them daily, with your life showing that through your actions, right?
The exigencies of life are allowed to get in the way of core beliefs and values. The attention they demand affects the ability or desire to act on them with comprehension, commitment and consistency. None of us is alone in that struggle, a universal human condition. That sad truth provides no solace.
There is a lot of work involved in defining, renewing, redirecting and living a life based upon such noble things, such passions. How do we find them again, or perhaps for the first time in some cases — and having found them, actually comprehend them — then intentionally and competently DO them? And doing them, as their source from Philippians 4: 8-9 concludes, “The God of peace will be with you”!
That is living a Renaissance life!
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Phil.4:8-9
(The Lutheran Study Bible, English Standard Version, Concordia Publishing House, (c) 2009)