I’m sitting in my new recliner (It’s an early Christmas present.) with carols softly playing, and hearing the sounds of my children happily playing while I read theology.
What’s not to be thankful for?
And,if my circumstances changed, God remains immutable in His gloriously holy goodness.
I must give thanks at all times and in all circumstances. Psalm 136;1Thessalonians 5:18
Why does Paul tell us to think on true, virtuous, and honorable things (Philippians 4:8)?
Because our thinking often leads to becoming.
Lot thought on the things of Sodom and became terribly compromised.
We can look on the glory of God in Christ as revealed in Scripture and become like Jesus (2Corinthians 3:18).
And if we meditate on the lowly, fleshly, and corrupt things, and indulge in envy and division, we will become envious, divisive, and corrupt people (See James 3:13-4:10.).
Thinking tend toward becoming.