Modern man is in a continual search for values. Every person has values â€“ even the mafia and drug lords; even Hitler. Confusion about values comes because man starts at the wrong place – with himself. Weâ€™re filled with a culture of many people that are seeking to do what is â€œright in their own eyesâ€ and itâ€™s led to chaos – morally, spiritually, emotionally and relationally. I urge you to start with Godâ€™s number one commandment, â€œYou shall have no other gods before Me.â€
Some argue that what is most important to you is really your god. So, whatâ€™s most important to you? Is it family, success, money, power, and possessions, happiness? What is your most important value? When itâ€™s anyone or anything besides God, itâ€™s a â€œgodâ€ (little â€œgâ€) and our value orientation gets out of whack.
When we start from the wrong place, we always wind up lost and confused, following false â€œgods.â€ God says, â€œStart with Me; put Me first and all other values have a way of falling into place.â€ Itâ€™s the key to right values.