Micah 6:8, "And what does the Lord require of you,
but to do justly,
and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
Your personal values and beliefs are important for your relationships with
friends and other people. Values. What are they? How
do we acquire them? Can we change them? "Values" are the
principles and standards that govern how you act, behave and conduct your
life. Your personal standards were learned and adapted over your
lifetime of experiences and influences from your parents, teachers,
friends and other people.
Getting Good Values:
Parents, teachers, and other adults who realy love teens will teach them good
values and standards. They consistently model values that are a
vital influence in planting and growing young people's values.
Think about what values you have, and how they influence your friends.
Then think about your friends values. Are they good or bad? And
how do they influence what you do and say? These should be worthwhile
values, rather than being influenced by negative peer pressure and other bad
Our Guide is the Bible:
The Bible contains much to teach us about good values. These values are
Godís values. He has established His standards to help us know how to
live our lives and how to treat other people. When you read the Bible,
look for values that you can make your own.
Making a Value Your Own:
A value becomes your's when you choose to act on that value consistently.
For example, if you say you have the value of honesty, but then bend
the truth or tell a lie when you have done something wrong, then this is not
Do you see the need to build a solid character for yourself that is grounded
in God-honouring values? Do you want to become a leader with strong
biblical values in your life? If so, then test yourself against the
list below, and see how many of these values are in your life.
Values that Honour God:
- Obedient, Prayerful, Reverent, and Worshipful.
- Thankful, Humble, Cooperative, and Teachable.
- Having Faith, Trust, Hope, Perseverance and Wisdom.
- Repentant, Joyful, Accepting, and Peaceful.
- Responsible, Unselfish, Forgiving, and Merciful.
- Concerned, Loving, Compassionate and Trusting.
- Courageous, Helpful, Generous, and having Initiative.
- Honest, Respectful, Attentive, and Committed.
- Kind, Purposeful, Sincere and Fair.
- Patient, Friendly, Confident and Consistent.
- Loyal, Self-disciplined, Gentle, and Resourceful.
Now pray every day and ask Jesus to add a value to your life.
If you do this, you will find yourself pleasing God in all you do
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