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Understanding: In Pursuit of Truth

Discovering the answers to life’s big questions builds an understanding of the truth about ourselves, others, and the world we live in. As Ambassadors for Christ in the marketplace we must first gain understanding for ourselves. As we do so we equip ourselves to help others pursue true understanding.

Finding True Understanding

Christians rely on the inspired word of God, the Bible, as the source of truth. In the process of answering life’s big questions, we can turn to others for insight and discussion but the truth of the Bible should inform the dialogue we have with others.

What does the Bible have to say about some of life’s big questions?

Where did I come from? Psalm 139:13-14 reads, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.”

Am I valuable? Matthew 10:29-31 reads, “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the group apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”

Why am I here? Philippians 1:11-12 reads, “so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

Where do I go from here? Proverbs 3:5-6 reads, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

These verses just scratch the surface of the truth found in the Bible that leads us to a right understanding of ourselves, others, and the world. What verses have you found to answer the big questions about life you have? Share them below!

Scripture for Meditation

Philippians 1:21-22 reads, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!”