Unlimited: Put God First
Feb 22, 2022 256
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33, NKJV).
The Bible is full of the 80-20 principle. This principle says that 20 percent of what you do gives you 80 percent of the results. The Bible is continually stressing how we need to prioritise and see things with a true sense of proportion.
A favourite word on the lips of Jesus was “first.” He said things like, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness…. ” Or, “First bind the strong man….” Or, ”The first and great commandment… ”
Put God first in every choice.
Jesus also had an eye for people who observed this priority principle. When everybody else was criticising that poor woman who out of love’s store had anointed him, he said, “Mary has chosen that good thing which shall not be taken from her.” How did she come to do that? Jesus said on the same occasion, “But one thing is needful.”
Mary had a true sense of priorities. She made Jesus first. To Mary, worship was the essence of life.
Let God be God. Either God matters tremendously or he doesn’t matter at all. If God be God he must be put first, ever and always.
God must be first in every choice. The worship of God must be seen as our first duty and the source of all our fruitfulness and joy. – Des Ford (adapted)
Reflection: Is there a difficult decision that you need to make, that perhaps you have been putting off? Take some time in a peaceful place to pray about it and make that decision by putting God first.