True Believers Explain Life In Different Terms Than Unbelievers

True believers are wise, not because we have high, IQ’s, but because God’s Holy Spirit freely gives us godly wisdom:

What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.(I Corinthians 2:12)

Thus we not only know the truth, but God gives us the ability to speak the truth, conveying spiritual realities with human words:

 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. (I Corinthians 2:13 NIV)

We do not use the words and wisdom of this world, but we preach a greater truth. For the wisdom of this world is empty, accomplishing nothing good of consequence, but the wisdom of God produces salvation. Below is one example of how Godly wisdom is superior to Earthly wisdom.

Contemporary culture talks a lot about quality of life. This phrase refers to an individual’s earthly position and possessions: how much money they have, what kind of house they live in, the physical condition of their body, and perhaps their social standing and career status. These things are elevated to positions of primary importance in worldly culture, yet all these things are passing, they have no eternal value. If your primary goal in life is to pursue the things mentioned above, then I feel sorry for you.

But true believers understand a higher principle: the sanctity of life. Although this phrase as such is not found in the Bible, the two key words “sanctity” (holiness) and “life” appear in the Bible a lot. We believe that life in and of itself is inherently valuable. God created human beings in His image. We believe that it is not just our own life that is valuable, but the lives of others as well. In fact, we believe that we need to treat other people as more valuable than ourselves. Therefore we cannot make “quality” of life, as described above, our primary pursuit. All these things: Money, popularity, and even health, may have to be sacrificed from time to time in order to serve God and our fellow man. We do not treat our own lifestyle as holy, but other people as holy. We know that we must often willingly give up the very things that motivate other people to keep on living.

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