Nena Arias | November 4, 2019“…Test everything; hold fast what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
It is the individual responsibility of all to build their worldview with values and truth which they have corroborated by true diligence. No one is exempt even if their worldview is a hodge podge of ideas, which is very dangerous, yet, we are all building one. This worldview is the foundation of life and the heritage you will pass on to your loved ones, friends and those in your circle of influence. Symbolically, it is the rudder in your ship of life.
A worldview is the set of beliefs about fundamental aspects of reality that give us our solid footing in life and influence how we perceive our world, thinking, knowing and doing; it also guides our actions. One’s worldview is also referred to as one’s philosophy of life, which forms our mindset, outlook on life, ideology, and faith in God.
Where you get your ideas and value system for your worldview has everything to do with your success or failure in life, which is not material, as important as that is, but it encompasses your entire being of spirit, mind and body.
In America, too many people are no longer looking for or upholding what we have known to be true for millennia. Too easily, they are trading truth for felonious rehashed ideas of humans that have proven to be wrong. The result is confusion, lack of identity and allowing the currents of life to take them where they may. They have no control and err in their important life decisions and purpose.
But this is nothing new. It happens every time when people let go of God’s truth, found in his Word—the Bible. Jesus said to the religious leaders of his time, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.” (Mark 12:24). Separating from God’s truth is sure destruction.
It is not only sad but tragic that people are calling good bad, and bad good these days. The prophet Isaiah warns: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20). This verse of Isaiah is clearly describing the times we are living in. Be alert and don’t trade truth for lies. Hold on to what is good and don’t betray it no matter what.
“Detest what is evil; cling to what is good.” (Romans 12:9) “Always pursue what is good for one another and for all people.” (1 Thessalonians 5:15)