Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Biblical Worldview - Worldly Worldview

July 13

Daily Bible Reading: Acts 17:16 – 34

Verse of the Day: Acts 17:11 – “And certain also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some said, What would this babbler say? others, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.”

The philosophers in Athens spent time discussing various views from their own personal worldviews. The Epicureans and Stoics were from schools of philosophy that were popular in that day. The followers of Epicurus believed that chief end of life was pleasure and happiness and that if gods existed they were not involved in human affairs. The Stoics were followers of Zeno. They were pantheists and that the universe was ruled by an Absolute Purpose and Will. The perfection of virtue was if a person could be unmoved by circumstances and change. It was a philosophy of arrogance and self-will. Can we see these philosophical basics in life today?

Prayer, Spirit of God, protect my heart and mind from the false philosophies of today. May I walk only in the Biblical Worldview You give.

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