Our Value System

Unfortunately, this is a fast-food generation-we want everything quickly without sweat; a culture of quick-scheme wealth pervades the length and breadth of our dear nation. I am not oblivious there are quite a number of persons who work hard and believes in delayed gratification; it is not a popular virtue any longer.

Our value system is in turmoil- there was a generation that believed in hard work and they churned out highly intelligent elites in different sectors. Yahoo-Yahoo, 419ers and sycophants have taken over the scene and are being celebrated as ‘the ones’. A generation that has no respect for her intellectuals will have no place in history. The youths are interested in money by all available means- be it kidnapping, rituals….I am mindful of the immortal words of Solomon,”A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him (Proverbs 28:20, 22).”

Pornographic music videos and lewd lyrics saturates the airwaves and it is received with the loudest ovation with arms wide open (apologies to creed) – and we wonder why sexual predators are on the loose. They are being fed by the thirst for immorality in the land- a video went viral on the net some few months ago; some kids partying and dancing in a despicable manner- just short of soft porn. This shows how far we’ve come as a nation.

While the Politicians and so-called leaders employ ethnic and religious arsenals to divide the citizenry-unfortunately, the youths who should know better, help in the propagation of the hate message in a vicious cycle that doesn’t look like abating any time soon. Hence, we’re always having recycled and redundant products.

The bible encourages us to be followers of those who by faith and patience obtained the promise-thus, I will like to cite some biblical examples because there is nothing new under heaven according to the son of the preacher.

Achan and his entire household became a heap of waste because he took of the accursed thing. Esau lost his glory because he couldn’t embrace delayed gratification- he lacked vision, thus, he saw nothing wrong in selling his birthright for food. A lot of people have mortgaged their future in diverse ways.

Saul lost his throne because he couldn’t wait for Samuel- he stepped into another man’s shoes and he lost his crown. May you not lose yours in Jesus name. This shows the danger in occupying the wrong office- it could lead to disaster. We have notable people in the society today in the wrong office and the people are suffering for it.

The prodigal son went astray because he couldn’t embrace delayed gratification; he paid dearly for it- he feasted on food meant for swine because of his indiscretion. Conversely, Joseph refused to give-in to the devil and he became the prime minister. Abraham, our covenant father, rejected the offer from the king of Sodom to keep the goods and God rewarded him.

Ananias and sapphira lost their lives
because they lacked integrity- how many people see integrity as a worthy virtue today? In some circles you will be labeled as a fool for standing for the truth- that’s how far we have come as a nation. Daniel rejected the portion of the kings’ meat which was being offered to idols and God made him the prime minister.

Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach-let’s embrace a life of holiness without which no man can see the works of God. Let our light so shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify our father in heaven.