Some businesses are in trouble. Their current core values are not the ones they began with (i.e., Enron).
Some marriages are in trouble. They loved each other in the beginning.
Some children are in trouble. That wasn’t the way their parents began raising them.
Our country is now in deep trouble. Yet, it was founded on Christian values.
Anything good will receive great amounts of negative pressure to compromise. Even though something begins well, it will usually drift over time. To stay the course year after year, however, takes courage and determination to do the right thing. Good values that are founded upon, must be values that are lived.
Life in Christ will take the same diligence. Satan wants you to compromise. He knows that if you are not in the Word every day, you will drift. If you are not listening to the Spirit and living what you are reading, you will drift. Will you cling to the blessed Lord Jesus, the Anchor of our souls, or will you be tossed to and fro? It comes down to your choice.
Hold fast. Your own life and the lives of your wife and children are far too precious not to.
“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22)