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Does Your Worldview Really Matter?
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
August 7, 2005
As you are turning to the New Testament book of Colossians ... I want to ask you an important question: Does your worldview .. your philosophy in life really matter? Does it matter to you personally? .. to you spiritually? ... to you culturally?
Well let me say up front that your worldview does matter and I'll tell you why: it determines your actions and reactions in life. Your worldview determines your beliefs and what you believe determines how you behave! And it all starts with your worldview!
Here's how somebody put it:
Sow a thought ... reap an act. Sow an act ... reap a habit. Sow a habit .. reap a character. Sow a character .. reap a destiny.
First comes beliefs (those things you believe are true). Your beliefs shape your values (those things important to you). And it is your values that drive your actions! First comes beliefs. What you believe to be truth shapes your values. And it's out of your values that determine what you do! I told you that your worldview was important .. didn't I?
Well .. if there was anyone who understood the importance of ones worldview .. it was the Apostle Paul. Before meeting Jesus Christ ... he would have said that education could solve all the problems of society. If you could just educate enough .. that eventually all of problems would be solved. Sounds like today .. doesn't it.
Now I believe in education. You ought to get all the education you can get. But all the education in the world will not transform a life! All the education in the world will not produce a moral person nor a moral society! Only Jesus can transform a life! Only Jesus can produce a moral person! Only Jesus can produce a moral society!
Now writing to the church at Colosse ... we find a warning from the Apostle Paul that has to do with our worldview.
Does Your World View Really Matter?
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