Kathleen McCarty

Broken Yet Blessed

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

For the next few weeks, let’s examine some of the more prevalent worldviews and measure them against what God says. Every one of us has a set of worldviews. We’ve develop them over time through a variety of sources; our parents, schooling, the media, or church, to name just a few. The philosophy we’ll look at today says “It doesn’t matter what you believe, as long as you’re sincere”

On its surface, it appears to be relatively harmless and even encourages the fine attribute of sincerity. The truth is, however, you can be sincere, but sincerely wrong.

The Bible tells us there are moral absolutes, and it draws clear lines between right and wrong beliefs and subsequent behavior. You see, what we believe is incredibly important because our beliefs frame our responses to life and its challenges.

For example, someone may rob from others and be sincere in his belief that he’s not really hurting anyone, but all the sincerity in the world doesn’t make stealing right. A person can sincerely believe there’s no real need for speed limits, but he’ll find out quickly how sincerely wrong he is when he gets involved in an accident and causes harm to himself or others.

The Bible tells us that if we follow God and His instructions for our lives, we will know the truth, and that truth will keep us free from all of the hindrances and heartaches that come when we live by our own standards and belief systems (Jn 8:32).

You know, ignorance is not bliss, and what you don’t know can hurt you. The Bible is full of wisdom and understanding as to how to live our lives to their richest and fullest. When we do things God’s way instead of our own way, He promises to bless us.