What is a 'good thing?'
Someone famous used to use this phrase when she was giving tips on something on a TV show. But I think it encompasses so much more than just tips.
A good thing is something that edifies - builds up - our families, our homes, our lives.
Reading the Word = a good thing. Reading trashy 'romance' novels = not a good thing. You could make it into legalistic rules, but that would be a bad thing, don't ya' know.
There is one list in the Bible that give us a guideline to what we should be focused on.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true,
whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is
pure,whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if
there is any excellence, if there is
anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
During any season of our lives this should be the guide for what we think about, participate in, watch, listen to. There is of course, variation allowed - God is the creator and has created with such immense variety, that we are allowed to like a certain artist over another and still focus on what is 'lovely.' We do not all have to love Picasso. I love that about God! No clones!
Some of the Good Things I love are:
So what Good Things do you love?