The Philosophy of Grace
24 Jun 2015
Everyone has a philosophy, and each philosophy brings forth fruit, whether good or bad. Because we live in the world, it is impossible to avoid contact with the many philosophies that are popular today. However, we must examine the origins of each of these ideas and values, and pay attention to where these beliefs came from. The values and beliefs we accept will ultimately control how we respond to situations, whether it is a right or wrong response. As Christians, we need a philosophy modeled after Jesus.
A. It is important to be aware of the thoughts that enter into our mind, and the conclusions we draw from them.
- We should not let the world’s philosophies confuse or mislead us. Spiritually, we should be at war with worldly beliefs and values (Colossians 2:8, AMP).
- We must be on guard not to the let the devil steal what Jesus has already given us through the shedding of His blood.
- The philosophy that says we must work to earn God’s blessing is widespread today.
- In God’s eyes, the world’s philosophies are idle fancies, nonsense, and vain deceit.
- How we think determines what is in our heart (Proverbs 23:7).
- Our thoughts affect who we are, what we do, and how we live.
- In the book of Genesis, God created Adam like Himself, complete with His philosophy. The devil introduced his own philosophy, causing Adam and Eve to see themselves through another lens that stripped away what God gave them.
- We must be careful what we let into our heart, because what we allow to take root and grow in it impacts our entire life (Proverbs 4:23).
- Physically, we should make sure that everything we do is for the glory of God. Mentally, we must let the Word transform and renew our minds (Romans 12:1,2).
- In other words, we should change our mind and embrace the philosophy of Grace.
Colossians 2:8, AMP
Romans 12:1, 2