Build Your Life on Truth
“Learn the truth and never reject it. Get wisdom, self control, and understanding.” (Proverbs 23:23 NCV)
To build a strong biblical worldview, you must learn the truth. Jesus concluded his most famous sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, with a story: Two guys went out and built houses. One built his house on the shaky foundation of sand. The other built his house on the solid foundation of a rock. When the storms came along, the house that was built on the shaky foundation of sand collapsed. But the house that was built on the solid foundation of rock stood the test of time.
You can build your life on truth, or you can build your life on trends. You want to be hip? You want to be in style and up to date? Fine. But if you build your life on what other people think, what happens when they change their opinion and, all of a sudden, what was once so trendy is now out of style? The only way to be eternally relevant is to build your life on eternal truths that don’t change.
You’re made for a purpose. God made you to love you, and he wants you to know him. Proverbs 23:23 says, “Learn the truth and never reject it. Get wisdom, self control, and understanding” (NCV).
How do you learn the truth? You learn the truth by studying God’s Word, the Bible.
But you also need to be able to discern what is false if you want to build a strong biblical worldview.
The Bible says in 1 John 4:1: “Don’t believe everything you hear. Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you. Not everyone who talks about God comes from God. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world” (MSG).
You ought to do that with me. Ask yourself, “Is what Rick’s saying true?” Go check it out for yourself in God’s Word. What matters is not the teacher but the truth. Teachers come and go. Truth is eternal.
Discerning what’s false doesn’t mean being skeptical or cynical. Cynicism is built on resentment and bitterness and hurt. God says don’t be cynical, but be discerning. That’s built on love and truth.
Learn the truth. Then discern what is false.
Talk About It
How much time do you spend watching TV or on the Internet each week? How much time do you spend in God’s Word each week?
How does this ratio show what you’re most interested in learning? Does it reflect a desire to “get wisdom, self control, and understanding”?
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