How to Develop a Biblical Worldview

To develop a Biblical worldview you have to view the world through the Bible lense. Too many of us are like the report given by an ABC White House correspondent on our President’s trip to South Korea: “He was the very picture of an engaged commander-in-chief standing with his men on an outpost watchtower to gaze at the enemy territory just across the way. Whoops! Those field glasses do work better with the lens cap off.” It was a staged scene and the lense cap was still on the field glasses.

To have a biblical worldview we need to preset our mindset. All of us do without realizing it. Most often it is done unconsciously. For example, are you an optimist or a pessimist?  How did you get that way? Likely you evolved into it.

The brain is sophisticated and complex. Here is an elemental insight. Negative thoughts produce stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Over time, high levels of these hormones can contribute to mental health symptoms: in the brain. Positive thoughts release endorphins and serotonin in the brain. In turn these chemicals tend to attract thoughts that produce them. Therefore, if you have been thinking negatively you have a negative chemical flow. This causes more negative thoughts. If you have been thinking positively, you have a positive chemical flow and will tend to continue to think positively. You have in effect a preset mindset.

It is a matter of mind over matter and the mind only prevails if it is under the control of Jesus. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”

Pre-program your mind on the Word of God. This can enable the development of a Biblical worldview. Remember this axiom, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.” (Psalm 119: 11)

At a certain time in the Bible era science was not as advanced as today. It was held that thoughts originated in the heart and were carried by the blood to the mind where it became a conscious thought. This text is an appeal to deal with thoughts in their most elementary stage. Invest the Bible view on a thought at its most basic point.

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”  (Psalm 119: 130

Whatever God testifies to is reliable. You can go to the bank with it.

It gives understanding to the simple. The word translated “simple” in this instance means a person who is open minded to instruction. 

Is this a time when our Lord would have you reset your mindset?