You will make choices this week based on your perspective. You will prioritize in accordance with your perspective. So many elements of day-to-day life depend upon perspective. What is perspective? It’s how you view the world. It’s how you perceive and interact with the things of this world as they relate to one another.
The Bible connects some vital dots for us.
- My Creator wants me to have an informed perspective
- My perspective is shaped by my ability and willingness to discern
- When I read God’s word, I’m not only discerning, I’m being discerned!
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, or joints and or marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Heb 4:12)
- When I don’t discern as I should, my perspective suffers
Solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Heb 5:14)
All of which begs the question: if I don’t have the victorious mindset available in Jesus, what needs attention?
This sermon was delivered on April 26, 2015.