Following Truth

For a single person, having a biblical mindset is not just a nice option if you feel like it. It’s crucial to making the choices that will bring happiness later. You won’t know how to get ready for God’s best unless He tells you how. The choice of one’s worldview, and the other choices that flow from it, really make a difference.

The fact is, truth leads to blessing, while falsehood leads to pain. If you’ve been hurt in your dating life, we would just about be willing to bet that it was partly due to your believing falsehood instead of following truth. You don’t want to continue down that road, do you? Of course not . . . and you don’t have to.

To explain what we’re talking about, we want to go to what might seem a rather obscure Bible passage:

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you. (Luke 11:34-36)

What in the world does all this mean?

Just as light comes in through the eyes so that we can see things, so ideas come in through the mind so that we can understand the world. Thus the quality of those ideas matters. Some people think they have the light of truth inside them, but that “light” is really darkness because their “truth” is really falsehood. They’ve got a worldly worldview. Only when our understanding is formed by God’s truth can we be filled with true light.

Either having premarital sex or marrying an unbeliever can both seem right from a worldly perspective. But that “light” is darkness. Premarital sex has been proved over and over to lead to such problems as a damaged relationship with God, difficulty committing in marriage, and the risk of disease. Meanwhile, marrying an unbeliever sets up an endless series of conflicts and carries the strong probability that the unbelieving spouse will pull the believing spouse further from God instead of the believing spouse moving the unbeliever toward Him.

Having a biblical worldview, and making decisions accordingly, really makes a difference. It’s a question of . . .

Light or dark.
Truth or falsehood.
Godliness or worldliness.
Happiness or suffering.
God’s best or God’s worst.