Customs or Kingdom values

There are different ways, people make decisions, act, and behave. There would be some kind of motivation or reason to make decisions. Decisions could be rational or emotional sentimental or imitation. Most people in the world make decisions based on their customs, traditions, ancestor’s model, and cultural practices. Some claim to be pragmatic people who are opportunists and decide according to convenience in the given context. Customs, culture, and convenience are not the right basis for making decisions. How should a Christian decide and behave? Christians are called to live by convictions based on the Scriptures.

Truth: Christians are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Truth. (John 14:6) The Word of God is the truth, the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, and the church is the Pillar of Truth, hence buy truth and do not sell it. (John 17:17, 16:13, I Timothy 3:15, Proverbs 23:23) Reading the bible, and meditating the Word, makes a person renewed in his mind and saturated with the truth.

Kingdom: A disciple always makes the Kingdom of God His priority. (Matthew 6:33) When he takes a decision he introspects if that would enhance, advance, and extend the Kingdom of God. Your Kingdom Come is not just an empty slogan, but a priority of a child of God.

Righteousness: The values of a discipline are not derived from culture, customs, or trends of the world, but from the Word of God. Righteousness means to do what is Holy, morally correct, and spiritually appropriate in the sight of God.

Fruit of the Spirit: A Christian proactively seeks the help of the Holy Spirit to be productive by bearing the Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:23)

Will of God: A disciple seeks God’s will in all circumstances. The Will, plan, and purpose of God are pleasing, good, and perfect for a believer. (Romans 12:2) Those who discern and do the Will of God will abide forever. (I John 2:17)

Do I follow the culture or the values of the Kingdom of God?