And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4:8, NLT
Ever heard the saying, “you are what you eat?” Well, the same is true with your thoughts, you become what you think. Paul is trying to show us we can rise above behaviors we detest. It all starts with thoughts which lead to actions and tumble to behavior and turn into habits and result in either rejoicing or regretting.