Time to Evaluate
I will make the values of the Kingdom of God and not the values of the world the standard for my life.
This statement taken from the Soldiers Covenant has been causing me to think deeply lately. While many of our values as Salvationists are clear cut and well defined there are others where the waters are somewhat muddier. The world’s values are constantly changing as noted by John Gowans, and often we subtly adopt them into our lives, homes and churches barely noticing that we have crossed a line between Christian values and Worldly ones.
Since our values will determine our standards and our actions, it’s important to choose the right ones.
Jesus said, 'Seek first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.' Matt 6:33
Can we honestly say that we put The Kingdom first in everything?
What are the values in your life that you will not surrender no matter what?
Perhaps more tellingly, what else would you sacrifice to retain them?
By Sharryn McAuliffe