Underestimated Values, by Shane Williams
Why is it that some of the best things in life can sound so unappealing to people -- things like godliness, obedience, and faithfulness, for instance? Why do they so often trigger more of a yawn rather than wet eyes of thankfulness? Could it be that we’ve underestimated their worth?
Think how much these values can do for us. A truly godly faithful individual won’t cheat on a spouse, abuse a child, or falsify an income tax return.
Every Christian faces a constant challenge to live a pure life (Gal. 5:16-17).
Gal 5:16-17, “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.”
Has our Christian walk seemed too difficult lately? It’s possible we’ve been underestimating what should be of greatest value to us. The cost to us and our loved ones will be tremendous.
If you find yourself more inclined to watch your favorite TV program than to study the Bible, it’s time to take stock of what’s really important.
If you find yourself choosing your physical family and friends over your spiritual ones, you’ve misjudged the value God places on them.
Let us not underestimate the value of our example on others, most especially our children.
It’s time to learn to walk in the Spirit instead of sacrificing what’s best for the short-term, self-destructive desires of the flesh.
What reaction do you have to love, joy, peace and patience (Gal. 5:22-23) versus immorality, impurity, sensuality, drunkenness, etc. (Gal. 5:19-21)?
Via “The Lilbourn Light”
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