Worldview and Wisdom

James H. Willis, III
Founder and President
The Willis Agency, Inc
813-948-9109
Jim@TheWillisAgency.com
http://thewillisagency.com
1 Peter 5:7

Let’s look at the elements of a worldview and the implications of having a Biblical worldview. I want to explore the differences between God’s wisdom and man’s wisdom, the sources of Biblical wisdom, and the implications of Biblical wisdom.

The Biblical teaching is made up of worldview, wisdom, work, retirement, and my ministry of Biblical financial advice. According to the dictionary, a worldview is “a collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.” According to me, worldview is my ultimate core belief.

Ken Boa, brilliant thinker, theologian, writer, and speaker, sums up his teaching on worldview with the following statements:

1. Everyone has a worldview.
2. Most don’t know what it is.
3. Those who are aware of their worldview have not thought out the rational implications of that worldview. Example: Carpe diem is the resulting, rational implication of a naturalistic worldview.
4. The Biblical worldview is the only worldview that can rationally be lived out.

We must have a worldview that works. The experts agree, theism offers the only workable worldview. The Biblical worldview offers hope and wisdom.

The Biblical worldview is the only worldview that allows one to answer the fundamental questions of life and live consistently upon them.

Wisdom is the skill of living life well.

The world’s wisdom is based on human knowledge, understanding, perspective, and experience. God’s wisdom is based upon God’s knowledge, understanding, perspective, and experience.

Sources of Biblical wisdom are Scripture, Holy Spirit, and other believers. God’s word speaks to goals, stewardship, debt, taxes, lifestyle, giving, investment, and much more. God tells us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. He does not command us to do something He will not do for us. How does that apply?

It means I start every day intentionally. I tell God I want to be filled to overflowing with the Spirit. I want the Holy Spirit to guide my thinking. I want the Holy Spirit to permeate my heart. I want the Holy Spirit to guide my hands and my lips.

“But to each one is given a manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)

Biblical wisdom is timeless, transcendent, accurate, universal, and practical.

Proverbs 9:10 states that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”

Fear of the Lord is to be looked at as a type of reverence that realizes He is God and I am not, and realizing that all of life is about God and his purposes, not all about me.

So, where does your wisdom come from?

Here at the Willis Agency, we have been practicing these principles for over 25 years. We focus on combining God’s wants with your wants as well as giving you a guaranteed income for life and a retirement that’s safe, simple, and secure. Give the Willis Agency a call at 813-948-9109. We can help provide wisdom in retirement and planning for the future.

Caring for you and yours,
Jim

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