Principles and Values: Glenn Beck speaks the truth

“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” (Luke 6:45)
Last night (March 14, 2009) on Fox News Glenn Beck held a national town hall meeting to discuss principles and values. There was a sense a desperation and determination not to let our country slip into the abyss of lethargy and corruption. Many of the values Mr Beck is talking about have their roots in the Bible. I can’t think of a better place to go to get guidance for one’s life than the Bible.

It has become popular for organizations, industries, churches, and even individual family units to build their lives around a set of principles and values. I believe this is absolutely essential! If we intend to arrive at the right destination, we must first know what that destination is and secondly, know how to get there. The truth is we all live our lives based on a set of values whether we acknowledge them or not. The trick is to develop the right set of values that will ultimately glorify God and will be to our best interest in the end.
I’d like to start a new series on the 9 values that I have embraced over the past few years. They are:
1. The passion to know, love, and become like Jesus Christ.
2. The truth and sufficiency of the Scriptures for the whole of life.
3. The transforming power of the Gospel.
4. The leading and empowering of the Holy Spirit.
5. Expectant faith and persevering prayer rooted in the promises of God.
6. The dignity and value of every person.
7. Love and grace expressed among us in community.
8. Families and relational networks in discipling the nations.
9. Interdependent relationships in the Body of Christ in advancing the Gospel.

I hope to stimulate your thinking and help you discover biblical values. More importantly, I’d like us to go beyond just thinking and get into the very fibers of our daily lives and to apply these values as we walk through each day.
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© 2008, 2009 Following Jesus by Chuck Wood All Rights Reserved

Author: Chuck & Deb

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