I am currently reading a book entitled Developing a Biblical World View by C. Fred Smith. What is a worldview? It has to do with how we see God and how we see the Bible in our life every day. What would be a worldview for an unbeliever? They would see us as nothing more than animals or machines who live by our own code of ethics. We answer to no one but ourselves and thus we live only for ourselves. How does this look in everyday life? Many people have racked up a lifetime of debt in the mistaken belief that life is about owning things. Things that make us look good to others and provide us with a temporary satisfaction. We believe that if there is a God that we are independent of Him.
With a world view that involves God’s Lordship over us, how are we to live? Ecclesiastes 3:11 says: “…also He has put eternity in their hearts…” This means that no human being can find satisfaction outside of God. As I said people look to their money, their job, their stuff for satisfaction and it doesn’t work. There is a void in everyone’s life outside of Christ that only He can fill. As we look at life around us, we see people desperately trying to find security and satisfaction in their lives. Misguided young people turn to gangs for acceptance. Others turn to various addictions from drugs to alcohol to pornography to fill a void in their lives. We who are Christian people know that does not work. We daily struggle with some of the same things. We want to be secure and satisfied in life.
But we know the answer. God has put eternity in our hearts and has filled the void thus bringing meaning to our life. This is the world view by which we are to live. This does not mean that we cannot enjoy the things which God has given to us but Jesus summed up very well the philosophy by which we are to live.
In Matthew 6:33 He said: “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these other things shall be added unto you.” Is Jesus not giving us two-fold direction to life. If He satisfies my deepest longings then no matter what possessions I have or don’t have or money I have or don’t have, He is my everything. I am no longer searching for satisfaction. What a blessed life that is. The blessing for trusting Him for my life is that He will provide all of my needs. None of us who believe have ever been let down by God but have been as Paul said in Ephesians 3:20 blessed exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think. Let this be the world view by which we live our lives.
See you Sunday.