- What are our values in life?
- Do we have value propositions we present to the people in our lives?
- Do these values align with a God ordained purpose?
In a message outlined by Dr AR Bernard, he spoke about our value system. As I pondered over this insightful message; it got me thinking about the meaning of life in terms of working to make ends meet and be financially comfortable and secure.
Also, the lengths to which we go to ensure that we are remunerated to the so call “level of comfort and security”. As I continued to ponder; the following question came to my mind:
Is God playing a major role in our pursuit?
Being much wiser after the conference, it is conclusive that our total comfort and security can only be in God – who provides it with a lifetime guarantee!
Revelation 18 v 11 – 14 provides a quite scary insight into the future of the values of a commercial system without God and hence no lifetime guarantee.
The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more— cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men.
They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your riches and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’
Points to Ponder
- Values based on a worldly system will fade and perish
- Values based on God are everlasting
- Invest and desire things that are of an eternal nature
Shalom – Love Never Fails
©Insight for the Day 2015