March 15, 2011
The three primary components of my personal worldview are God, spiritual knowledge, and ethics - because they strongly influence all my thoughts, experiences, and life decisions. Putting God first in my life is sometimes rather difficult. It’s probably the most difficult thing for any Christian person to do. However, it’s probably meant to be difficult as a testimony of faith. God has great wisdom to impart to each one of us, but we must always put him first in our lives if we are to reap the benefits. As I’ve learned to view my life from God's eternal perspective it became easier to understand what will last for eternity and what will be destroyed. My belief in a loving and forgiving God plays an important role in my daily life. One thing about knowledge I consider very important is that God the Father places an extremely high value on the search for knowledge - especially spiritual knowledge (1). And personal faith contributes greatly to the purity and strength of one’s worldview. “God says that to gain knowledge is greater than all the silver, gold and material things of this world.” (1) While knowledge is always acquired through a specific learning process, wisdom is the ability to apply that knowledge through personal experience, without having to think too much about what you’re actually doing. Just do it - by stepping out in faith without any doubts, and trust in the Lord for the best solutions and answers. He always knows what’s best for us. And I believe there is more in this world than just physical matter; there is spiritual warfare going on all around us here on earth - a perpetual battle between God and Satan. The Bible reveals to us that the ultimate outcome of this battle is already predetermined. So it’s vitally important for our spiritual welfare that we choose to be on the ‘winning’ side! The difference between knowledge and beliefs is as follows: A...