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Values Begin with God

13 October 2017

 
 

Without God, values die. We see this all around us in our local communities and the evening news. We live in a postmodern society without a central core of values. Every day we are pressured to accept anything, anyone, any actions, any deviancy, as OK. For me, values are everywhere and in everything. We can easily be seduced. My needs are most important - what I can do, what I own, how I look, how important I am. Values begin with me.

 

Without God, values die. We see this all around us in our local communities and the evening news. We live in a postmodern society without a central core of values. Every day we are pressured to accept anything, anyone, any actions, any deviancy, as OK. For me, values are everywhere and in everything. We can easily be seduced. My needs are most important - what I can do, what I own, how I look, how important I am. Values begin with me.

 

I remember reading a story that shows the importance of our example as parents in conveying the correct example in our values. Six year old Johnny was with his dad when they were caught speeding. His Dad handed the officer a substantial amount of money and he got off. “It’s okay, son,” He said, “Everybody does it.”

 

When he was twelve, Johnny broke his glasses on the way to school. His Aunt Francis persuaded the insurance company that the glasses had been stolen. They collected over $250. “It’s okay, kid,” she said, “Everybody does it.”

 

When he was fifteen, Johnny made right guard on the football team. His coach showed him how to block and at the same time grab the opposing player by the shirt so the official could not see it. “It’s okay Johnny,” said the coach, “Everybody does it.”

 

When he was sixteen, he took his first summer job at a market. His assignment was to put overripe tomatoes in the bottom of the boxes and the good ones on top. “It’s okay, kid,” the manager said, “Everybody does it.”

 

The first year in College, Johnny was approached by a senior student with some test answers for $100. “It’s okay, kid,” he said, “Everybody does it.” Johnny was caught and sent home in disgrace. “How could you do this to your mother and me?” his Dad asked. Aunt Francis was appalled. So was his high school coach, the market manager who gave him his first job, and all the people who had any input when Johnny was growing up. “If there is anything this world cannot stand, it is a kid who cheats!”

 

Carefully choose the values you want to teach your children. Carve out a special time with your partner in parenting to decide on the most important values you want your children to have in their characters. Post the list in a prominent place in your home. These are the values your family will stand for. Begin today to plant God’s values in the soil of your child’s heart. God will be with you every moment.

 

REFLECT Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

 
 
 
 

Dr David McClintock

School Principal

 

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