by Dr. Ed Young

#990 December 5, 1993 - 9:40 a.m.
(transcribed from tape)
Ecclesiastes 7:23-29
We're studying the book of Ecclesiastes. I hope you have your Bibles open to the 7th
chapter this morning. We're going to finish this 7th chapter of Ecclesiastes. Verse
23 through verse 29. Let's bow for prayer together.
Father, it's a thrill to be here and to worship Thee. And just to hear sung and
proclaimed the wonderful name of Jesus. Do Your profound business in our
hearts and in our lives. Oh, Lord, You speak and let me get out of the way so
that Thy Word and Thy Truth might be heard, it might be received, it might be
understood and we might put it into practice right where we live. For this is
our prayer made through Jesus Christ our living Lord. Amen.
Every person makes every decision on the basis of a world view. Someone would
say, Well, you could have fooled me, I didn't know I had a world view. Everything
you do, everything you say, every thought we have is based on a world view. It may
be a conscious view, but most of us we say I don't know exactly what you're talking
about. A world view is that which we believe about certain basic fundamental things.
And if you have a right world view, a consistent world view, then, when you look at
the world you will see the world and the events that take place in a clear way. It's
almost like having on eyeglasses that are meant just for you, that are cut and ground
just for you. And, therefore, you see things clearly. But if your world view is a
confused world view, it's an inaccurate world view. Therefore, when you look at
what happens you do not see things very clearly.
Let me be a little more specific. What are you talking about when you say we all
make a world view and everything we say and think and do, it fits into that world
view? What areas are you talking about? Let me name them.
First of all, your view and my view of God. Is there a God? If there is a God, is that
God knowabl ...

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