OUR VALUE SYSTEM
What do you value most in life?
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
We can try to hide our value system but it is usually known to those close to us. It is perhaps best revealed by the choices we make!
24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,
25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
Moses' values were clearly revealed when he gave up the prestige and material blessings of Egyptian royalty for the afflictions and bondage of his fellow Hebrews as slaves.
We may claim that God has first place in our lives but when the opportunity comes to prove it, what will we do?
Will I put God first if it will cost me my job, my reputation or a relationship? What if choosing God cause me to lose my home or even my life?
From time to time, we should reexamine the balance scales in our lives. What tips the scales for us? For Moses, it was the greater reward of serving God rather than the comforts of the passing pleasures of sin!
Is obedience to God the heaviest thing on your scale which cause it to move downward past the balance point? Or is there something else that is heavier on the other side in your estimation?