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.
Years ago, God blessed me with this verse to be my “run to” verse when my mind begins to dwell on things that are less than godly. If it wanders off into places it shouldn’t go, I recall this verse, and the Lord brings my thoughts back to where they belong. It is a blessed thing to have the Word of God hid in our hearts, where we can access it at any time. It is like a spiritual “car wash” for the mind. Now, isn’t that a visual!