Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Matthew 6:19-21
The world corrodes biblical principles and values. It is toxic to standards that honor God and honor family. What we used to consider as our values may have slipped or been undermined. It’s essential to periodically reassess our values to ensure they align with our beliefs and bring us closer to our true purpose. As Christians, evaluating our values from a biblical perspective is crucial, allowing God’s Word to guide us in our decisions and actions. We are called to live lives that honor God and bring true fulfillment. Here are five ways to rebuild your corroded values…
1. Open Yourself to God’s Wisdom
The first step in reevaluating your values from a biblical perspective is to surrender your heart and mind to God’s wisdom. Set aside dedicated time for prayer and reflection. Seek God’s guidance through His Word, allowing the Holy Spirit to illuminate your understanding and reveal the values that truly matter in His eyes.
2. Study and Meditate on God’s Word
The Bible is the ultimate source of knowledge when it comes to understanding God’s values and principles. Engage in regular Bible study, focusing on individual verses and the more significant themes and teachings found throughout Scripture. Meditate on passages that expressly address values such as love, humility, forgiveness, and justice. Allow the Word to shape your perception and help you discern God’s desires for your life. Do not put the verse down until you have found APPLICATION, INSPIRATION, AND REVELATION (AIR).
3. Evaluate Your Current Values
Take an honest look at your current values and assess whether they align with the teachings of the Bible. Are there any values that need to be reevaluated or modified? Are there areas where you have unknowingly compromised your faith? Reflect on your thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors, and identify any values that may need to be brought into alignment with God’s Word.
4. Seek Wise Counsel
Proverbs 11:14 tells us that “where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors, there is safety.” Reach out to trusted Christian friends, mentors, or spiritual leaders who can provide wise counsel and accountability during this process of reevaluation. Share your struggles and seek their guidance in discerning God’s will for your life.
5. Embrace Transformation and Alignment
Reevaluating values from a biblical perspective requires a willingness to be transformed by God’s Word. As you discover areas that need change, prayerfully commit to aligning your values with God’s truth. This may involve letting go of specific worldly values that conflict with biblical principles and corrode what you know God deems valuable.