The way we view the world is the manner of how we interpret reality because our worldview is our definition of what is going on around us. As Christians, we can’t live for God’s kingdom and stand for the world’s systems and values (1 Jn. 2:15-17). We are citizens of heaven living on the earth, and how we view the world determines our object of faithfulness (Phil. 3:20).
Our worldviews have often been deeply affected by the world through the media and other influences, leaving us in self-conflict fighting against living a holy life and submitting to temporal, worldly systems and emotions. God created us to be ambassadors of heaven on the earth to be transformed and renewed and not conform to the world’s perspective (Rom. 12:2).
The world’s cultures will often test and challenge our worldview, exposing us to new ways (Dan. 1:4-5). We should not adapt to popular opinions around us for all the information we are exposed to in life should first be interpreted through our Christian worldview.
Jesus came into the world to bring us back to God, back to His way of living, and the way we interpret our worldview should be a sign to an unbelieving world how we were created to live. As Christians, we should own our worldview and stand for God’s kingdom, for He will reward us with knowledge and wisdom (Dan. 17).