Looking at the Heart.
God is always looking at the heart where you believe. HE is looking on the inside of man. Man continues to look at the outside. God operates in the unseen HOLY SPIRIT to manifest HIS PRESENCE, LOVE, GRACE, GLORY, WISDOM, PEACE, and RIGHTEOUSNESS through man.
Man or (secular worldview) measures against the standards of this world. God measures against HIS standards of Grace, Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Obedience, Peace, and RIGHTEOUSNESS. God says in Matthew 6:33, to seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. This is a Biblical Worldview.
God tells us in Romans 12:2 to not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but to let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to discern God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. This is a Biblical Worldview.
One example of this is in the investment industry. The world’s system or secular worldview of investing spends more time researching yields and returns and gives little or no consideration as to the moral standards of the company in which they invest. Man (secular worldview) thinks and believes that getting the highest return is good stewardship. While getting a high return is good stewardship, this is not the only measurement of GOOD STEWARDSHIP. Man (secular worldview) is willing to accept ungodly gain thinking that a higher return is good stewardship. Man (secular worldview) is willing to accept that a company may be supporting and profiting from abortion and pornography as good stewardship to obtain the highest return.
A Biblical Worldview towards investing would be to get the highest return possible within your risk tolerance while seeking HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, which is to stay away from those investments which are seeking the cravings, lust, and pride of life by profiting against the KINGDOM of GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
God’s benefits and returns are forgiveness of all your sins. HE heals all your diseases, and HE crowns you with love and kindness and renews your youth like the wings of eagles. These are eternal returns which are measured in your heart by what you think and believe which are put into action. Faith without the action of works is dead. What you believe, you will do.
God is looking at your heart.
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