The Right Perspective Means Everything

by Lee Buford on July 1, 2010

Perspective is critical in any endeavor in life. To act rightly in any situation we must first think rightly, a process driven and influenced largely by our view of the matter or issue at hand. In other words, we must be able to make the proper assumptions and draw the correct conclusions from whatever vantage point we happen to be looking, based on the known truths we have at our disposal.

The Christian faith is no different.

In order to worship rightly we must have the proper view of the One we are worshipping. If we are going to share our faith and testimony with others we must have the proper view of what He has done for us, and we must understand why He did it. If we are going to go make disciples of all the world we must rightly view the mission at hand and, consequently, take the proper steps to pursue the growth of our own faith and then that of those we disciple.

The bottom line is that you and I must see Him for Who He is and we must see ourselves for who we are not. He is God and I’m not.  He is God and you’re not. He is God and NOBODY else is either.

John Calvin best conveyed this perspective, saying:

“Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty.”

Take the time to get to know Him. Spend time in the Word, in prayer, and in worship. The more we learn about Him the more we realize the magnitude of His sacrifice, the scope of His love, and the sovereignty of His will.

This pursuit ultimately yields the proper perspective for everything in life.

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