Personal Values And Moral Values

998 Words Jan 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Personal Values and Moral Integrity Values and morals are incredibly important concepts that shape the way that people live. Personally, I believe that values are a system of absolutes that an individual strives to measure up to. Whereas, morals are standards that one has that they consider to be acceptable. As a Christian morals and values are very important to me because I do my best to live up to the standards that are shown throughout. Jesus was not only sent so that we may have eternal life, but also to be the perfect example of how we are supposed to live our lives. This is clearly shown in the Bible when Jesus says, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12 NIV). This verse demonstrates that God sent his only Son to lead a life of perfection so that all will have a light and a standard to follow. The Bible has been very influential, but other factors have also shaped my moral beliefs. There are many teachings and events throughout my life that have helped to shape my values. The biggest contributor to my personal values would be the teachings that my parents have instilled in me throughout my early life. My parents have always been very conservative and believe that it is crucial to have high moral standards for yourself and others. They instilled characteristics such as: integrity, honesty, loyalty, and being a hard worker. I am often complimented on my character and my work ethic and I contribute this mostly to my parents because they are the ones that I have…
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