“ATTITUDE AND VALUE” By Pastor Yau
Sayings like “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” and “one man’s junk is another’s treasure” reflect a basic human approach on values, be it to persons or things, and the basis of that approach is ATTITUDE. Attitude determines value of things, persons and everything else around us. Therefore to have proper attitude is of vital importance in our pursuit of higher value of life.
In the above
quoted Scripture, Jesus presented parables of two men who exercised their
personal attitude on the value of the
IT IS A PERSONAL DECIDION:
The men who
discovered the treasure and the pearl did so by their personal efforts. No one
makes decisions for their searching and buying of the priceless
procession. This is also true in regard
to searching and entering the
IT IS A PRICELESS PURSUIT:
spend tons of money, time and efforts to buy things that either render useless
at time of need or valueless over time. Things this world could offer, such as
name, wealth, power, recognition, etc. are all of temporary value. They are in no comparison to knowing and
IT IS A MATTER OF INSIGHT:
The field where
the precious treasure had been hidden might have been traveled by countless
people with no one who sees the treasure. The place where the priceless pearl has been
hidden might have been passed by thousands of people, yet no one has the
insight or capacity of knowing the hidden treasure. Seeking and having the
IT BRINGS ETERNAL JOY TO MEN:
People who do not know Jesus do not understand the joy, peace and hope in the lives of those who have a personal relationship with God. The fact that those men who found the treasure and the pearl were exceedingly joyful points to a higher goal and value of believers of Jesus. Having God in one’s life is not restrictive or burdensome. It is of great joy knowing the presence of God and His love and mercy for our daily lives. The confidence of having God in us brings us great comfort and peace,
THE CHOICE IS YOURS:
The fact that the men had to sell all their properties in order to buy the treasure and the pearl teaches us an eternally important lesson: you have to make a choice---you can’t have God and this world at the same time. You HAVE to make a choice.
So many people
recognize the value of the
Life is full of the opportunity of making decisions and choices. Anyone who takes it serious on his/her saving relationship with God and Christ, he/she has made an eternal choice that will affect their lives and those of their children.
How do you like the freedom of worship, the freedom of having fun with old friends and well as the new ones.
IT IS ALL ABOUT YOUR ATTITUDE AND VALUE. Pray that you all will make the best decision before it is too late.