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Values Chart
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Examples
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VALUES CHART

The values that are expressed in the Scripture passage you have selected would be written in the "description" column. [See the links at the bottom of this page, for further explanation of how to use this chart.]

PRIORITY LEVEL

DESCRIPTION

Good things: #1 Priority (= Mandatory)

Must always be done.
 

  

Good things: #2 Priority (= Mandatory)

Must be done, but anything with a higher priority (Level #1) must be done first.

  • If there is a conflict between Level #1 and Level #2, the higher level takes precedence.
  

Good things: #3 Priority (= Optional, but may vary according to circumstances)

Can be done (depending on circumstances) but anything with a higher priority (Levels #1 and #2) must be done first.

  • If there is a conflict between this level and Level #1 or #2, the higher levels take precedence.
For any specific individual, the things that belong to this level may become mandatory or forbidden, depending on circumstances. Because of this, we can divide this level into three subcategories:
  • 3A - Good things that have become mandatory because of a commitment to do them (a promise, covenant, agreement, etc.), or because of some connection to a higher value. (They may or may not be mandatory for other people, depending on their own specific circumstances.)
     
  • 3B - Good things that remain optional, with no commitment to participate or to refrain. (They may or may not be optional for other people, depending on their own specific circumstances.)

  • 3C - Good things that have become forbidden (and are no longer considered "good") in your specific circumstances, because of a commitment or promise to refrain from them, or because of some conflict with a higher value. (They may or may not be "forbidden" to other people, depending on their own specific circumstances.)

See: Explanation of the chart, for more details about Levels 3A and 3C.

  

Bad /sinful things (= Forbidden)

Must never be done.

  

Dennis Hinks 1996, 2004

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