The Importance of a Biblical Worldview

Nena Arias | February 15, 2021

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them
will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
(Matthew 7:24)

From the moment we are born and begin to grow throughout all of the stages of our life, we are all building a worldview. By this I mean we all construct the “lens” through which we view all of life. No one is exempt from this need, so the sooner we pay close attention to what we believe and why we believe it, the better off we will be and that much further ahead of those who are negligent or clueless and just allow themselves to float through life being carried away by every trend or whim that comes along.

On every subject, I always like to establish this truth that there are only two sources where we can draw our information from to build our worldview: it’s either God’s knowledge or human knowledge. It’s that cut and dry and the two cannot be mixed in the principles. God will never mix his knowledge with human knowledge because that would be equivalent to lowering his standards. He will never betray his order of things. Humans like to borrow from God’s knowledge and add their “two cents” and then take credit for it themselves but it won’t work in the long run, again because God only supports and upholds his truth.

Even though we have access to the same Bible—God’s Word—it is incredible how many Christians lack a biblical worldview. What is more astounding is that even many Christian ministers don’t have a biblical worldview. Some prefer to see life through the lens of modern psychology instead of the Bible. When I say a “biblical worldview,” I’m referring to the practice of interpreting life through the lens of Scripture. This is basic for anyone who wants truth, how much more for professing Christians. Anything short of this is to base life on “quicksand” because when things happen that life will not withstand the impact. I don’t say this, Jesus said it in Matthew 24-27, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like the foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell and great was the fall of it.”

This portion of Scripture in Matthew means that your view of issues like family, marriage, work, politics, the sanctity of life, economics, education, science, the law and so on, should derive from biblical principles. The average believer usually has only a bits and pieces understanding of Scripture, instead of a full worldview for all of life. As a result, we see lives that fall apart all around us and we even see the church become irrelevant in the public square.

The worldview most people have is humanistic because they think that either the government or the church is responsible for them. And even in the church, they think the pastor should remain silent on social issues. Whether consciously or unconsciously people believe that humans are responsible to take care of them and everything they need. God and individual responsibility are the last sources they think about. Some believers may think of a few isolated promises in the Bible about healing or financial needs, but rarely do they know what the Bible says about government, history, education or business and economics. And when difficult issues really hit close and hard like a wayward child, addictions, homosexuality, and premarital sex, just to name a few, too many people think that the Bible is too harsh in what it teaches and that it can’t possibly apply to our times, so they go with their emotions or the flow of whatever is acceptable in the current culture.

We all need an “anchor” in the sea of life, and nothing provides a better anchor than God’s Holy Word—the Bible. A biblical worldview is the most important factor to focus on to keep on course in this sea of life. Everything else is secondary.

Make a firm decision today to build your life on the rock of God’s full counsel. Anything else is sand and your ruin will be great.