Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Whatever is true
You have been entrusted with the care and nurturing of a child of God.
Whatever is noble
You are the only one who can make the decisions that affect this child’s health and well-being.
Whatever is right
God has called you to love your child with a sacrificial love, making your child’s needs a higher priority than your own.
Whatever is pure
Loving your child is an act of obedience to God.
Whatever is lovely
The Bible says that we demonstrate our love for God by obeying him.
Whatever is admirable
You have already made decisions to place your child’s needs ahead of your own.
Whatever is excellent
With God’s help, you will continue to act in ways that love your child.
Whatever is praiseworthy
In the end, your child will be born to a mother who has learned how to love him.
After spending some time meditating on this passage of scripture, you may enjoy working through a set of questions in the Spiritual Preparation section.