The foremost commandment is that we are to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We are not only to have a passionate heart for the Lord, we must also cultivate a passionate mind for Him.
We are to have zeal accompanied with knowledge (Rom. 10:2). We are transformed by renewing our mind (Rom. 12:2). We need to be diligent in learning how to accurately handle the word of truth (2 Tim. 2:14). We need to be like the Bereans, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things are so (Acts. 17:11).
Paul writes that we are in a war, but “the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh … We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:4-5). Our battle is in the realm of ideas. We are in a war of worldviews.
We need a Biblical worldview because the extent and quality of revival or transformation will be determined by how believers view all of life from the Bible’s perspective.
Jesus taught, “Every one who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. Every one who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand” (Matt. 7:24-27).
We are to build our house – our worldview, life, family, business, society, and nation – upon the rock – a Biblical view of God, man, truth, law, and life.
We must act upon His words. The Bible speaks to all of life, addressing not only personal matters but civil matters as well. For our life, family, and nation to be strong, they must be built upon all of the truth of God’s Word.
To learn about developing a Biblical worldview and four areas that are foundational for our worldview, see this internet broadcast by Stephen McDowell:
Join Us for a Christian History Tour in 2019
The dates are set for next years’ “In God We Trust” tours. Join folks from throughout the USA to see how our historic sites reveal our Christian foundations.
Tours are hosted by Tim Wildmon of American Family Association, with tour guides Stephen McDowell and John McDowell of the Providence Foundation.
Sites and dates:
Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown
June 16-19 and September 15-18
Washington, DC, and Mount Vernon
June 19-23 and September 18-22
You can choose either or both portions. To learn more and sign up visit: Spiritual Heritage Tours
For a two-minute look at the Christian nature of our historic sites in Washington DC