I wish not to be trite here.
My burden in this post is to challenge you, my reader, to truly rethink what shapes you–your thoughts and actions.
What drives you?
What motivates you?
Our blessed Savior once said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21 CSB).
What do you and I truly treasure? Do we treasure what Jesus truly treasures? Can we truthful say that what Jesus treasures we treasure?
Values is defined as a person’s principles or standards of behavior; or a person’s judgment of what is important in life.
Our values reveal what we treasure.
For example, if you’re a white Christian living in North America and you do not take some kind of a stance against racial injustice, then you might want to rethink your values.
Here is why: people matter to Jesus. All people. Not just the people who look like you. Jesus gave his life for the black man as well (Revelation 5:9-10).
If my values lead me to discriminate or slight someone because of their race, then my values are not in step with the gospel of Jesus Christ. My values are anti-Jesus (Galatians 2:11-14).
So give me Jesus, and not values that do not advance his Kingdom.