Bible Verses of the Week
Christian Values and Worldly Values
12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (NIV, Matthew 7:12)
5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (NRSV, Matthew 5:5–9)
10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. (NLT, 1 Timothy 6:10)
20 And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you.
21 For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder,
22 adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.
23 All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.” (NLT, Mark 7:20–23)
The values taught in the Bible are often the opposite of worldly values:
kindness and respect for all people instead of power; humility instead of
status; honesty and generosity instead of wealth; self-control instead of
self-indulgence; forgiveness instead of revenge.
Worldly values promote jealousies, resentments and conflicts among people in
accordance with the purposes of Satan, but Christian values promote peace
and good will among people in accordance with the purposes of God. There is more
on Christian values here: What Does the Bible
Say About Christian Values and Christian Life?