Are you still reeling from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday? What a whirlwind week of holiday sales and bargain bonanzas. Did you find any wonderful deals?
Values count for plenty.
Smart shoppers know the value of good values. Aiming for frugality, we may look at labels and peek at price tags before buying the items we need or want. Yes, we look for values.
Of course, the best values have little to do with shopping or stuff. We get that.
Genuine values are showcased in character, not on store counters. The highest prizes are personal, pointing to integrity and maturity and other key traits.
A person of real value gains the respect of all who know him.
He who loves purity of heart,
and whose speech is gracious,
will have the king as his friend.
(Proverbs 22:11, ESV)
I’m thankful for veritable values … that last.
In this month of thankfulness, I’m encouraged to consider those key people in my own life, who demonstrate personal values daily. By doing so, these folks offer tiny glimpses of godliness. If all their solid character qualities were melded into one individual, the rest of us would enjoy a clear mankind-clad version of the Divine.
Veritable values are valuable. And I want more of them. It may not be on Santa’s list, but it’s on mine.
For what are you thankful?
Man on a Bench
Public Domain Artwork
Thankful at Thanksgiving
Adapted from public domain artwork
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