Richard Pryor, the so-called comedian, made a healthy living using profanity and irreverence.
What is Ax Men about? I watched to find out. I did not. There were not enough sentences that made sense. What they saying got lost in all the bleeps.
Is this entertainment? Or are we not thinking at all? Either way, it leads to people holding nothing sacred, modest or clean. Carnality reigns.
Paul is persuading the Philippians to adopt a refreshing thought pattern. It requires considerable time appraising whatever is PURE.
What could happen for a Christian if they spent time thinking of the sacred, modest, and clean?
Name anything that is modesty, chaste, or venerable. What about professions working at rape crises centers or battered women's shelters? Remember Iwo Jima. Describe the character of the men that raised the flag? What makes Abraham Lincoln so revered? Why is the Nobel Peace Prize cherished? Why is the silence deafening at the Vietnam Memorial? Why are Red Skelton, Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball still popular? Why do soldiers salute a flag-draped casket as it moves? These are special. Chaste. Revered.
Will a man with pure thoughts curse? Will purity-pursuers defraud an insurance company, or the government, or the grocery store clerk?
To establish why these are important to us will take some time. Inspection of pure lives will cause us to practice purity and reverence.
Becoming venerable is achievable if we will constantly look for whatever is pure, and decide to emulate those qualities. Think about purity and become pure.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”