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A Kingdom Worldview

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matthew 5:3

Yesterday we introduced the thought that each of us as humans has our own little kingdom. To further that discussion, today, I want to talk about how every one of these kingdoms operates under a philosophy, which is known as a worldview. A worldview is a lens through which you view circumstances and situations; it’s sort of a mishmash of your religion, culture, background, family life, and education. Your worldview provides a framework in which you see and process tragedy, and victory and you perceive meaning and purpose in life. A worldview attempts to answer these four questions: Who am I? Where am I? What’s the problem? What’s the solution

In Jesus’ day, there were two primary groups that attempted to answer those questions: the Jews and the Romans. The Romans taught that you were 100% what you did and what you achieved. On the other hand, the Pharisees taught that you were dirty and that the only way to achieve holiness was to separate from unclean people. Neither of these worldviews offered any hope for those with disabilities, the poor, or sinners. 

So Jesus came into a world with neither helpful nor hopeful worldviews. This is why it was such a big deal when He got up on a mountain and began to speak to a bunch of outcasts — sick people, outsiders, and Samaritans — telling them that they were blessed because they were meek, poor in spirit, and sad. You see, friend, the Kingdom of God is for everyone and it alone offers hope to ALL of humanity! Isn’t that the best news?

Prayer


Jesus, thank you for bringing good news to the earth and making a place for me, even though I am imperfect. I choose to see the world through the lens of your Kingdom.

Reflection


In what way does the Gospel of the Kingdom of God answer the four essential questions a worldview must?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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