Over the course of human history, every generation has felt some need to answer the question “what are spiritual values?” Do you think it really matters if you believe in a God? Or, that God has communicated with us through the acts of creation?
Millions of educated and academic people today have rejected the concept of “God” and looked at the idea that all things have spirituality, or there is only the current reality and nothing else to look forward to.
For those who believe in God as something or someone note the words of the Disciple James 2: 19 “You believe that there is one God, do you? You are doing quite well. And yet the demons believe and shudder.”
For those who don’t believe in one God the words of the Psalmist come to mind in Psalm 10: 4 “In his haughtiness, the wicked man makes no investigation; All his thoughts are: “There is no God.”
For many the view is expressed in Malachi 3: 14 “You say, ‘It is of no value to serve God…”
The person with Spiritual Values
However, for those still trying to determine things and the future who have real questions they want answered note the words in 1 Corinthians 2: 15 “However, the spiritual man examines all things, but he himself is not examined by any man” Spiritual values begin by asking questions, examining all things.
Therefore, we need to immerse ourselves in the study of God, the dealings that humanity has experienced and the reasons fo0r our current state.
- Do you believe God is to blame for the world we live in?
- Do you think he is intent on torturing people for eternity because of their failings over a short life span?
- Have you set the date on which you wish to die?
- Do you have deep questions about why we exist? Why the battle between good and evil?
All of these questions bother someone with spiritual values. The suffering of others is wrong and it is unnatural to look on and do nothing. Yet, governments talk about peace but leave the people of Yemen, Ukraine and so many other places to suffer at the hands of violent rulers.
The governments talk about global warming but again fail to make the simple cuts that would benefit the planet and generations to come.
People get rich on the exploitation of others, does this reflect who we are? I have asked many people if they would do something if they could and 90% have always said: “of course”. So the person with spiritual values realises that God is not ignoring the plight of individuals, he will step in a do something.
Daniel 2: 44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever,..” The global destruction of governments and then replacement by one Kingdom. Intervention at a specific point in time. What does this achieve? Revelation 11: 18 “But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”
God’s Kingdom allows the Human Governments to wage war with his government, this leads to the cleansing of the earth.
Now the person with spiritual values asks who will be saved? and can my family and I be among them? The answer is yes, however, Jesus explained what is required John 17: 3 “This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.”
Once we have come to know God and Christ Jesus Romans 10: 10 “For with the heart one exercises faith for righteousness, but with the mouth one makes public declaration for salvation.” and Psalm 25: 5 “Cause me to walk in your truth and teach me, For you are my God of salvation. ו [Waw] In you I hope all day long.”
So the person with spiritual values is being taught by God’s Word, accepts there is only one God, that Salvation is through Jesus who gave his life for humanity and we walk in the truth. For we know the truth and it sets us free.
Our God is loyal, just, and righteous, the time has come for the nations to be judged and the person with spiritual values is making an earnest effort to live by God’s standards.
Look who the Secretary was told to mark for salvation in Ezekiel 9: 4 “Jehovah said to him: “Go through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who are sighing and groaning over all the detestable things that are being done in the city.”
Spiritual values set us apart from the crowds, so life will be lonely and it will be a challenge to follow those values but the words of Jesus resonate for us in Matthew 24: 13 “But the one who has endured to the end will be saved.”