“AUSTRALIANS are the worst sinners in the world, British researchers have decided.
In a study of 35 countries, Australians come up as the most likely to commit one of the biblical seven deadly sins.”
An article in the February edition of Focus (a UK magazine produced by the BBC) states Australians rank first for envy and third for lust and gluttony.
This seems to imply that we are not a people who live by principle.
We live in an unprincipled generation and society, where many people are often willing to violate principles to get ahead – putting their desires and emotions above their principles.
Here are some solid faith principles to help you keep your life in order:
1. The Principle of Priority: Keep God first. It is not hard to have God as a priority in our life. It’s easy. But God never asked to be a priority. He asked to be first.
2.The Principle of Balance: Healthy theology avoids extremes. Be careful about whom you let influence you. Be cautious of having an over-emphasis in one area
3.The Principle of Basics: The basics are beautiful
4.The Principle of Serving: We should always be pouring into someone
5.The Principle of God’s Word: I will live by what God says
6.The Principle of Honouring: I will honour God’s people and respect those in authority
7. The Principle of Longevity: It takes time to bear good fruit
8.The Principle of The Local Church: I need a spiritual family and a home
Establishing these values will build a firm foundation for living a blessed and fulfilled life.
‘In matters of style swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.’