Allo Reader! This is the penultimate value. I hope you have been blessed and encouraged by these posts…
To be in faith is to be sincere with yourself, God and others, especially when it comes to acknowledging your mistakes or asking for help.
To put in to perspective, to be in faith is to eliminate the feelings of fear, doubts, angers, grudge, worries etc… and hold tight onto courage, belief, happiness, forgiveness and certainty. It’s easier said than done but it is possible, just ask anyone who is successful in their respective field of work.
So relating it to God, always remember what it says in the Holy Bible:
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
Faith has everything to do with reason, with emotions following behind (not leading, but following). We have learnt that the 1st attribute of faith is A Good Conscience, the 2nd attribute is Honesty, the 3rd attribute is Justice, the 4th attribute is Truth, the 5th attribute is Sincerity, the 6th attribute is Faithfulness, the 7th attribute is Honour and the 8th attribute is Discipline.
Onto the next value, it is none other than:
For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV
Let’s have a look at the definition of self-respect:
- Pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honour and dignity – Google
- A proper sense of one’s own dignity and integrity – The Free Dictionary
When you look around, at the world we now live in, we can clearly see that self-respect is depreciating everyday. I’m not old, but I can remember a time in which people weren’t so willing to do anything and everything for a bit of attention, money, pleasure and “15mins” of fame.
I believe every human being has the desire to be respected in some shape or form by friends, family and strangers, but not every person goes about gaining this respect in the appropriate and morally accepted way.
I’m not here to point out if what you choose to do, the way you choose to act or dress and the way you choose to speak is immoral or not, your conscious does that for you, but i’m here to let you know that, you were bought at a price. When you choose to use your head and show in you actions some self-respect, even though the majority of the world is choosing to show a lack of it, you are pleasing God by using your faith.
It’s easy to be reckless and follow your deceiving, selfish and unpredictable heart, ESPECIALLY NOWADAYS.
In reality, you may get respect from your peers, colleagues, friends, social media and family (most probably because they are practicing lack of self-respect) but you will never get it from God.
The question is, who’s respect is more important to you, mans’ respect or Gods’ respect?
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. Matthew 10:37-38 NKJV
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 1 John 2:15-16 NKJV
Watch Out For The Final Value, Til Then Share This With Someone Who Needs It. God Bless. =]
Please, have a read of these interesting and help posts: The 10 Values Of Faith #2 Honest || The 10 Values Of Faith #3 Justice || The 10 Values Of Faith #4 Truth || The 10 Values Of Faith #5 Sincerity || The 10 Values Of Faith #6 Faithful || The 10 Values Of Faith #7 Honour || The 10 Values Of Faith #8 Discipline