After hearing the expression one too many times recently, “Think globally; act locally,” I realized that I needed to formulate my own expression on biblically solid ground. Therefore, I am now launching my new initiative:
Think biblically; Act lawfully.*
The modern environmental mantra posits a world that needs programs and policies to protect the earth, often at the expense of good judgment and workable solutions. The Scriptural counter-slogan posits a world of sinful men in need of a Savior’s redemptive atonement.
I suggest serious-minded Christian parents who wish to disciple their children to assume their charge to be “Kingdom Seekers,” to post the Think biblically. Act lawfully expression in plain sight and refer to it regularly to measure all decisions and perspectives in light of it.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:3-5)
*May substitute the synonyms righteously and/or faithfully.