“A CHANGE IN VALUES- A CHANGE IN WHAT WAS ONCE CONSIDERED TO BE TRULY VALUABLE”
God has been rejected and the Holy Bible has been neglected in many homes today. It is no wonder why Christian values are not as common in our society as they once were. Trends in our country and throughout the world have greatly influenced the home in ways that are not good. We are in a serious spiritual crisis! Governing leaders, our judicial system, celebrities, professors of higher education and electronic media all have a part in destroying the family fabric and foundations that come from Jesus Christ. These values are not only undervalued, but undermined, ridiculed, and rejected.
What evident fruit can we see from such influences in many families? Physical and verbal abuse, drug and alcohol abuse and addictions. Also, adultery, pornography, fornication, homosexuality, immodest dress and behavior, materialism, and a constant pursuit of pleasure and amusement.
(Isaiah 5:20)- The laws and standards of societies change sometimes so drastically that right and wrong are turned upside down. Not so with God’s laws- (Psalm 119:89)
(2 Corinthians 6:17-18)- We need to be MUCH different than those who are worldly minded.
(1 Peter 2:9-10)- Don’t forget who we are, who we belong to, how very much we are blessed, and how much influence for good we can have in this world.
(Romans 12:1-2)- Demonstrate the precious value of living in the will of God. Live distinctively and monitor and teach our families to live distinctively!
(Psalm 1:1-3)- It does matter with whom we and our children walk, stand, and sit. When we keep our hearts planted in the Word of God, we are able to stand against evil influences and not be like them. And we also have the tools to teach our children to do the same.