I don’t much like that word, “values.” It leads into stupid discussions like the one Ted Cruz started in 2016.
I mean, come on–what are “values”? The word takes us another step away from good vs. evil, right vs. wrong. After all, everybody has his own “values.” You don’t have to wait long before the term becomes meaningless.
You won’t find “New York values” in the Bible–or anybody else’s “values,” either. We are to seek what God values.
“Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart: who hath not lifted his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully” (Ps. 24:3-4).
God doesn’t care what your “values” are.