Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Thinking Biblically

Bible Reading: II Timothy 4:1-10 

Key Verse: Verse 10 - "For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.”

Key Words: having loved this present world

Our thinking is based upon one of two views: either we look at things from a humanistic view or a Biblical view.

It is highly possible and in all likelihood probable that we view some things from a Biblical view while viewing other things from a humanistic perspective.

Most of us either were or are being educated in a humanistic system of...

Ø      Government schools, both high schools and colleges;

Ø      Secular media, both the printed media and news media;

Ø      Music industry: even some contemporary Christian music is full of humanism, and all of the worldly secular music is;

Ø      Hollywood: both the movie and television industry is packed with humanism.

In a recent unscientific survey, 90% of parents who require their children to attend “Christian schools” do not require their children to have a private time at home in the Word of God.  The same 90% of parents admit that they do not have their own private devotions, and they also have no family devotions.

If we are to have a Biblical world view, there are at least four things we must be willing to do.

1.       Be honest and admit that we have been trained in a humanistic society, and that many of our views come, not from God’s Word, but from our humanistic training.

2.      We must be teachable and desire that our view be changed.

3.      We must be faithful in our daily study of God’s Word, in our church attendance (The church we attend is extremely important.), but be faithful to all services.

4.      Pray and ask God to reveal to you views and thinking that is not Biblical.

Let me leave you with this one thought.  Our families will never be strengthened spiritually until our thinking is Biblical!!

What to do:
✞ Develop a Biblical view of the world.