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Outcomes of Love – Foundations of a Worldview

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Outcomes of Love
Foundations of a Worldview

“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways….” Deuteronomy 10:12

The Law of God reveals the foundations of a worldview, a way of understanding our lives in the world and living them according to the eternal plan of God. The worldview communicated in the Law of God is the seed kernel of the entire Biblical worldview—the acorn to the oak of Biblical revelation, as it were. That worldview is grounded in spiritual realties, chief among these, God and His promises. The promises of God are for the blessing and boon of all who enter into a covenant relationship with God, and who seek Him and His promises as the orienting points and driving force of their lives.

The people of God engage and enjoy the vision which the Law presents by practicing various disciplines. By these they train themselves, soul and body, to know the Lord and to gain the blessings of His covenant.

As God’s people seek Him and His promises, by taking up the disciplines He prescribes, their lives take on a particular cast. The Law of God is meant for living. The worldview presented in God’s Law prescribes a particular manner of living, a way of life characterized by love for God and love for neighbors.

God’s Law speaks to every aspect of human life, and He calls those who know Him and seek Him to bring their lives to fruition in outcomes of love affecting all their relationships, roles, and responsibilities.

All of life is spiritual in the worldview of God’s Law, because all of life is lived before God. And when we live before God according to His Word, then we know the promise of life which the worldview of God’s Law holds out for us.

The book of Ecclesiastes is a crucial resource for understanding the Biblical worldview against the backdrop of our secular age. Follow T. M.’s studies in Ecclesiastes by downloading the free, weekly studies available in our Scriptorium Resources page at The Fellowship of Ailbe. Click here to see the weekly studies available thus far.

Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

In the Gates is a devotional series on the Law of God by Rev. T. M. Moore, editor of the Worldview Church. He serves as dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He is the author or editor of twenty books, and has contributed chapters to four others. His essays, reviews, articles, papers, and poetry have appeared in dozens of national and international journals, and on a wide range of websites. His most recent books are The Ailbe Psalter and The Ground for Christian Ethics (Waxed Tablet).

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