When is the last time we might have said “whatsoever” in the common manner or way of speaking? We might be more able to remember the little colloquialism of teens of “whatever” in a string of words, which leaves out the middle word of two letters of “so”… A phrase that comes to mind is “Whatever comes comes, or whatever happens happens…” That thought is presented forth is just looking at what is there and saying it is so, with no determination to make a distinction of what might be if a choice had been made of something different. That spoken or written word assumes that “whatever happens” is something that we have no choice in choosing. I’d beg to differ, in a MOST profound manner!
A most familiar passage of Scripture which is often referred to in what things we “ought” to do is Philippians 4:8 | King James Version
“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.”
Philippians 4:8 | King James Version
Notice the word “brethren” – that is US, we who are Born Again, Redeemed by the Blood of the Lam, Purchased with a Price, Saved people! We are given a NEW word replacing “whatever” with “whatsoever” and the list of things to think on, no guessing needed. Those things include:
- 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, If There Be ANY Praise, THINK On These Things.
We do not have to guess, we can know! These are delivered in beautiful appointed designs and the supporting prints are also presented with the verses from Philippians 4:1-9 | King James Version.