“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
‘I think, therefore I am.’ (Rene’ Descartes)
How we think is fundamental to who we are and what we do. To a large extent, the world will cooperate with what we think about it. If we think the world is our enemy, that Satan is hiding out for us behind every bush, that secular humanists are conspiring to influence our children and take over our country, and that everything we believe in and hold dear is threatened by the culture around us, well the – it is.
But if we think that this is our Father’s world, that every bush is ablaze with the glory of God, that the Holy Spirit is behind the past and current events of history, and that no force on earth or heaven or under the earth can do anything outside of the will and knowledge of God Almighty who lives in us, then that is the world we inhabit.
You can see why one’s worldview is a very powerful thing. It determines how one thinks and acts in the real world. These are not just examples of two different ways of thinking; they are the realities of two different people behaving entirely differently in the world because, in fact, their worlds are different. The fact that one view may be closer to the way things really are than another doesn’t guarantee that will be the worldview that will win out. What we have come to believe about the world is often more deeply entrenched in us than what is truly true. It may take a lifetime to overcome a false worldview.
Read the Word of God with an open mind. Ask God to reveal to you the truth about the world we live in, and be ready to learn. And whatever you do, be willing to rethink everything while holding to the truth.
By John Fischer
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