In his Daily Hope newsletter, Rick Warren talks about why worldview matters: “Your worldview includes how you see God, yourself, others, the past, present, and future, money, time, good and evil. It influences everything in your life. Every time you make a decision, you access the worldview database in your mind and decide that, because you believe this, this is what you’re going to do. Your worldview influences every choice you make.

“Here’s the problem: You are profoundly influenced by the worldviews of others. Every time you have a conversation, a worldview is being communicated. You are influenced by the worldviews of your parents, friends, an advertisement, or a newspaper article. Nothing is fair and balanced, because everyone has a worldview.

“It is absolutely crucial, then, that you base your worldview on God’s Word, which is the only truth.

“In a national survey, 62 percent of Americans claimed they are deeply spiritual. When asked how that spirituality affects their decision making, 31 percent said they make moral choices based on ‘what feels right and comfortable,’ 18 percent on ‘whatever is best for me,’ 14 percent on ‘whatever causes the least conflict with others,’ and only 16 percent on ‘what God’s Word says.’

“What does that mean? It means most Christians have a non-Christian worldview. You may be a Christian and headed for heaven, but you also can have a non-Christian worldview because you’ve based it on what you’ve learned from the world and not from the Word.

“Why is it important to stand up and speak the truth? Matthew 10:32 says, “Stand up for me against world opinion and I’ll stand up for you before my Father in heaven. If you turn tail and run, do you think I’ll cover for you?” (The Message)

“God is telling you to make a stand for His truth. Taking that kind of stand requires an uncommon courage that is only available through the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word.” (Click here to subscribe to the Daily Hope newsletter.)

Michael Duduit

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