Every day we are faced with hundreds if not thousands of decisions. Some small and inconsequential, others large and potentially life-changing. How do you make them? What are the factors that come to mind when making these choices? What are the questions you ask yourself before you make major life decisions?
My goal is to help you develop a biblical worldview–one that will give you a lens through which to see the world, make decisions, and ultimately, glorify God. A worldview is simply a framework through which we see reality and make sense of life and the world around us. Everyone has a worldview whether they know it or not.
These worldviews may be philosophical, they may be ideological, and for others it could simply be a set of commitments they have chosen for their life. As good and valuable as those may be, there is a belief system or set of ideas that are more significant, more powerful, and more impactful than any of them–one’s view on religion.
Without a doubt, every single person’s worldview or framework for decision making is formed by their views on religion. Even the atheist.
Every single person has a worldview dependent on their belief, or lack of in a higher being.
What is yours?
I’m a Christian. Which means that I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who lived a perfect, sinless life and was sent to pay the price for the sins of the world, including mine–restoring me into right relationship with God–saving me from an eternity apart from Him.
Shouldn’t that belief have incredible implications for how I live my life?
Shouldn’t the fact that my sins have been forgiven impact the direction of my life?
Shouldn’t my belief that God has saved me eternally change the way I live my life in this world?
It absolutely should.
I would go so far to say that if you have professed faith in Christ, but your life looks remarkably identical to your life before Christ, then you may not actually be saved. Don’t get me wrong, the last thing I would ever want to teach or promote is a works-based gospel. But if you’ve experienced the transforming love of Christ, then shouldn’t there be some evidence, or fruit of the Spirit in your life?
How do you form a biblical worldview?
My hope is to teach you and guide you to create a framework of ideas and beliefs–rooted in the truths of Scripture–through which you can now make decisions as you interact in an ever-changing, world. I believe that the faith we share in Jesus Christ should shape the way you make decisions on your career, your marriages, and your lifestyle choices.
Over the past few month I’ve been studying mental models, which are essentially lasting ideas and truths about the world in which we live. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of mental models, you should be. Take the time to check out Farnam Street, a blog and website devoted to “helping you understand how the world really works, make better decisions, and live a better life.” Farnam Street is not faith-based in any way, but is still an incredible resource.
Over next few months as this website launches, I want to give you some “mental models” from the Bible. These are the timeless truths that can and should be used as a filter through which you make decisions. These are the building blocks for forming a biblical worldview.
- What does Scripture say about this?
- Does this glorify God?
- Does it point others to Jesus?
- Is this a good stewardship of resources?
- Would the people I’m in community with support this decision?
We’ll spend time looking at the Scriptures to see why those 5 questions are incredibly important and timeless.
As Christians, we must develop and grow in our ability to see through culture and what the world throws at us to see what truly matters–living our lives as part of God’s redemption plan for the world. Personally, I want to do everything I can to live my life most effectively for God.
Once we have the roots of this biblical worldview laid out, you’ll begin to form a framework through which you will view your finances.
At PF Geeks, my dream is to promote and help others, maybe yourself, create a framework through which you can view your money, time, and resources to glorify God and make Him known.