Here's today's prompt:
You hear the word view used in many ways. "The VIEW from here." "Room with a VIEW." "What's your VIEW on that?" "That's a magnificent VIEW."
My first thought on hearing the prompt is how we VIEW things. How do we interpret the world around us? How do we read the people we come into contact with? What do we choose to line up with for truth? There are a lot of things out in the world tugging on us for attention. Vying for a place in our hearts and our minds. Competing for the chance to influence what we feel, say and do.
That means it is extremely important for us to choose wisely. We can't afford to take chances with our foundation for truth. We have to know where it came from...what it means...how it affects our viewpoint...and how we will live it out in our lives.
Scripture tells us that the devil prowls around like a lion looking for whom he can devour. He will use any method available to attack us, make us doubt and question, and lead us into disobedience. One of his strongest weapons, in my opinion, is the things we see and hear that seem to have a grain of truth in them but aren't built on God's truth and thus, can lead us slowly away, one step at a time.
How can we judge if something is truth and determine if we should allow it to affect our view? By comparing it to God's word. He is not a god of contradictions. He is not a god of confusion. Jesus said that we will know the truth and the truth will set us free. We can take the things we might want to allow to influence us, compare them to God's word, and decide it makes the cut or not.
When we don't do that, our view is clouded by falsehood and misconceptions.
When we take the time to compare what we hear with God's truth, our view will be clear enough for us to see all the way to heaven.
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