The Lord has been talking to me this morning about my “Core Beliefs” ….my value system, my philosophy in life…In the greek, philosophy is defined as “Love of wisdom”. I started thinking about that. Gods Word says that we are to seek wisdom, get wisdom…. Psalms 90:12 says…. So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom. Amplified version
The KJV says…Psalms 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
My heart is the center of me and my life…my core, you might say!!?
My heart must be the center of my belief system… my core belief, develops here, evolves here, and forever rest here.
As a Christian, I need to be analyzing and dissecting my life, my core beliefs, my inner man, as to whether I’m living and walking according to my core beliefs….and my philosophy in life. philosophy is defined as… The study of ideas about knowledge, “TRUTH”, the nature and meaning of life, a particular set of ideas about knowledge, TRUTH, the nature and meaning of life~ As a Christian, my philosophy in life, my core belief system is not to be founded on the things of this world we live in… but it’s to be founded and ingrained into my spirit man, from GODS TRUTH!!! Gods Word is to be our moral compass, our core belief system must always be grounded in Gods WORD!! Truth is what drives me in my core beliefs. Gods Word is to be written upon the table of my heart. That is what will help me to instill my core beliefs, my inner compass, my value system. People in this world who do not understand this standard of the Christian life, cannot possibly understand why we take the stands we take, or what motivates us in the directions of our life!!! We have decided, have made a firm decision to follow Christ, that involves following His Word, because He is the Word! The bible tells us that Christ is the Word. We know Him by and through His Word. Makes perfect sense to me. My Core Belief System is founded on God and His Word.
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Psalms 119:10-12 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
Hebrews 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.