What Are God’s “Core Values”? They Seem. . .Upside Down

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Dear Muslim, Christian, and Jewish friends:

What does God value?
What does God The King value in our lives?
What does He want us to be about?

Our core values determine our compass (our direction), our calendar (our planning), our contemplations (our thoughts), and our conversations (our speech). In other words, our core values determine everything about our lives.

Core values against compass

How much more important it is to find out God’s core values!

When I was young and (more) immature, I thought these might be some of God’s “core values”:

Power
Strength
Visibility
Speed
Big
Much
Many
Top
First

Now? I see God and His ways very differently. Jesus – Isa al Masih, Yeshua – has taught me much about what God the King wants for His Kingdom people. How He wants us to live. It can be found in the the teaching of Jesus in the Injil in what is called “The Beatitudes” (Matthew 5:1-12):

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I now believe – based on The Beatitudes – that the things below are high on God’s list of “core values”:

Dying
Surrendering
Sacrificing
Serving
Giving
Obeying
Listening
Confessing/Repenting
Forgiving
Following
Believing
Trusting
Depending
Resting
Loving
Being childlike (not childish)

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Weakness vs. strength
Humility vs. pride
Dependence vs. independence
Commitment vs. halfheartedness, lukewarmness
Others vs. me-first
Service vs. selfishness
Sacrifice vs. safety
Righteousness vs. rightness
Risk vs. comfort

Quiet
Unseen
Unknown
Small

Going low
Sitting in the back

These values seem. . .upside down. . .at least in the way this world operates.

What do you think? What is at the heart. . .of God’s heart?

What does God value?
What does God The King value in our lives?
What does He want us to be about?

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