My children and I made a beautiful discovery last week while reading the Bible. It is one that has helped us grow a deeper understanding of having a Biblical worldview. It also gave us deeper insight regarding the truth, knowledge and wisdom of God’s word!
29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. 30 Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. 31 He was wiser than any other man, including Ethan the Ezrahite—wiser than Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. 33 He described plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also taught about animals and birds, reptiles and fish. 34 Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom. 1Kings 4:29-34
As we read through this, I realized several things
- We needed to define wisdom and prudence: so we pulled out our Websters 1828 Dictionary
and did that
- God did not just give Solomon Spiritual Wisdom – he gave him KNOWLEDGE and WISDOM about Nature and the world.
- God gave us insight as to how we develop a Biblical worldview – through learning about the world through HIS word.
- The world sought knowledge from Solomon about all things – not just those who were of “Israel” but those who lived in the Pagan cities and countries as well.
- Solomon was not concerned about relationship evangelism – he wanted to honor God through sharing His truth with anyone.
Reading this has truly helped my children understand that God truly is the source of all knowledge and wisdom. They are beginning to understand that we can not and should not segregate any part of our lives from Christ and the word of God. Our lives should be wrapped in the word of God – seeing all things through His love and knowledge – gives us wisdom and therefore prudence.
I can’t wait to gain more insight on teaching a Biblical Worldview to my children at Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention – will you join me there?
What has God revealed to you this week? Are you teaching a Biblical Worldview in your home?
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