Biblical Worldview

 

Helping Hand

             Imagine that you are walking along a sidewalk and see someone waiting for the bus. The person is asking around for change for the bus fare, and you have some. However, if you give the change to the person, you would not have enough to buy something you wanted later. Would you give the spare change in this scenario?

           Doing the right thing can be a challenging task. To do the right thing, you must remember to have a Biblical worldview. A Biblical worldview is looking at the world through the lens of the Bible. This means to apply yourself as Jesus would, such as helping people in need. To have a Biblical worldview, you must study the Word of God, serve neighbors using your gifts, and ask for God’s help.

            First, studying God’s Word will help you attain a Biblical worldview. Reading the Bible and observing how Jesus, Abraham, and other people are wise can help you. For example, in the book of Genesis, Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers. Years later, when Joseph met them again, he forgave them and gave them food. We can learn from Joseph that it is best to show forgiveness, no matter what the other person did. Not only can you learn from studying the people in the Bible, but reading the passages will also be beneficial. For instance, James 1:21-22 reads, “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” You can learn from this passage that doing what the word says will help you in getting a Biblical worldview.

            Next, you can gain a Biblical worldview by becoming a servant of God. This means using the talents that God gave you to help others. For example, if your talent involves music, you could make some to share with others. If your talent involves technology, you could help others if they are having trouble with it. You could also become a servant by bringing people closer to Christ. Some people may have never considered following Christ, so you could be introducing them. Being a servant gives you a Biblical worldview because you are using the skills God gave you for other people.

            Finally, to achieve a Biblical worldview, you must ask for God’s help. Having a Biblical worldview is not something you can do on your own. It will not always be easy to forgive or help others. You can ask God for help to overcome this through prayer. When you pray, you communicate directly with God. You can ask God to give you strength to help others, or to help you gain a biblical outlook of the world. Not only can you pray for yourself, but you can pray for others. 1 John 5:16 reads, “If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying you should pray about that.” Whether people are feeling down, or they have done something wrong, you could pray that God will help them.

            In short, to do the right thing, you will need a Biblical worldview. You can gain a Biblical worldview by studying God’s word and what Scripture says about helping others. You can also have a Biblical worldview by using your talents to help others. Lastly, you can ask God to help you have a Biblical worldview through prayer. So, the next time you are faced with helping someone, hopefully you can apply a Biblical worldview to the situation.

 

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