God speaks through a Biblical worldview

Good morning everyone,
Our theme for this month: “Hearing from God”
Our Bible verse for today: “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “God speaks through a Biblical worldview”
We have spent many days now thinking about how it is that God uses the Bible as His primary means of communicating with us. On the pages of the Bible God speaks very directly through explicit dos and don’ts. He also provides us with many general principles that apply broadly to a broad spectrum of life situations. Beyond that, in the Bible we read about faithful men and women of ages past who can serve as role models for us. And then, we also read stories about God’s people involved in a wide range of situations and circumstances that are often similar to situations we find ourselves in. Those scenarios can be a useful guide for us, helping us to know how God would have us conduct ourselves in those similar situations.
All of that taken together helps us develop and maintain what is known as “a Biblical worldview.” A worldview is simply a philosophy of life and a way of understanding the world. It provides an orientation for evaluating what we are seeing and hearing in the world, and it is a measuring rod, litmus test, or standard against which everything is measured and determined to be good or bad; right or wrong; true or false.
There are many worldviews out there being promoted by a wide variety of cultural influencers.  However, a “Biblical” worldview means that as the people of God we measure everything against the Word of God. The Bible is the measuring rod, it is the litmus test, the standard against which everything else is compared. We take all that we see and hear, all that we are being told, and we lay it alongside the Word of God to see how it compares. Then, the issue is determined to be good or bad; right or wrong; true or false, based upon how it compares to what God has said about it in the Bible.
That is God speaking to us. If up to that point we were having trouble discerning the truth or rightness of the issue, now we know what God has to say about it. And for the Christian, that’s all we need to know. The issue is now settled. We have heard from God.
In Romans 12:2 the Apostle Paul urged us to resist the cultural pressures on us and to instead have our thinking transformed by renewing our minds with the Word of God. God speaks to us through the Bible and He gives us a Biblical worldview that will help us to determine good and bad; right and wrong; true or false.
When you have checked the Bible, you have heard from God. That is a Biblical worldview.
God bless,
Pastor Jim
(If you like what you’re reading in these daily devotionals, and if you would like more content from Oak Hill Baptist Church, join us on Sundays at 10:00 – in-person if you are nearby or, if you are geographically distant or if you just can’t make it, online at www.YouTube.com/@oakhillbaptistcrossville)
Copyright © 2023 Oak Hill Baptist Church, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you requested to be included in the Daily Devotional email reader group.

Our mailing address is:
Oak Hill Baptist Church3036 Genesis Road Crossville, TN 38571

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: