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The Value of Values (10 of 10)
Series: Bringing America Back To God
This is the last of a series, and I want to come back to where we started. I want us to look at this passage again that tells us that there was a time in Israel when there was no fixed standard of right and wrong, when people did not adhere to God's standard. People had rejected the laws of God. When this happens, they do what is right in their own eyes; they do what is right in the situation. So the very last verse in the book of Judges says, ''In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes'' (Judges 21:25). No authority was adhered to, but it was moral and cultural chaos. Today people seem to be reacting to our national crisis by saying, ''Everybody does it.'' I want you to know that if everybody does it, it doesn't make it right. We have a standard of right and wrong; we have moral absolutes given to us in the Bible. I heard of a college professor who got up one day and said, ''There are no moral absolutes.'' A young freshman said, ''Are you sure of that?'' And he said, ''I'm absolutely sure.'' He was absolutely sure that there are no absolutes. But there ARE absolutes; there are things that are always right and things that are always wrong. Customs may change, cultures may change, people may change, laws may change, but God never changes. The Bible says Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
In the last message, we looked at ''The Sad Case of Vanishing Values.'' We saw how values had vanished in Israel and how values have vanished today. Today I want to talk about ''The Value of Values,'' and I want to talk about the importance of values. When you have values, you have a compass by which to order your life that is unchanging, that is always sure, that will guide you. So as we look at values today, we see that they are extremely important. We're going to look at the significance, the source, and th ...
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