This past weekend at our church Dr. Irv Busenitz, a professor at The Master’s Seminary, preached a message on the 139th Psalm whereby he made an interesting and compelling statement, he said “Your true theology is not what you believe but what you live.”
In other words, what we truly believe about God is demonstrated chiefly not by our confessions of faith but rather our demonstrations of faith.
Dr. Busenitz was speaking contextually of the believer’s reaction to the various trials of life in light of the sovereignty of God. However, this statement concerning our theology and our lives is not limited to trials. For consider your own answers to questions such as these to determine what you really believe about God.
- What do you believe about evangelism? …..How often do you proactively engage others with the gospel?
- What do you believe about God’s sovereignty? …..Do you worry and are you anxious?
- What do you believe about God’s holiness? …..Do you harbor secret sin?
- What do you believe about your own neediness? …..How often do you pray?
- What do you believe about the Bible? …..How often do you read it? How often do you meditate on it?
- What do you believe about the church and its function? …..Are you involved in serving in the local assembly?
- What do you believe about the cross? …..How often do you thank God for it?
- What do you believe about the gospel…are you impressed by it? …..Do you preach it to yourself?
These are just a few areas to consider. Feel free to run with these and allow the truth of the Bible, true biblical theology, to invade your heart, only to change your life and your living into conformity to the image of the Savior.
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,