A Bible Devotion

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

Put God First

MATTHEW 22:37-38 NKJ 37 Jesus said to him, "`You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38 "This is the first and great commandment.

The most important command is to love God with all your being. As with all His commands, God does not give this for His benefit, but for your benefit. Putting God first will bless you, improving your life and well-being.

Loving people, while important, is only secondary according to Jesus. In practice -- because God loves people -- loving Him will result in you loving people also.

When you get your priority backward -- putting people and their needs first -- you miss God's plan, and will be relatively ineffective in helping people -- compared to what you could have been if you put God first.

MATTHEW 6:33 CEV 33 But more than anything else, put God's work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.

Determine to follow Jesus and obey Him. Don't allow anything other than Jesus Christ to be your highest priority.

SAY THIS: My highest priority is God. I will put God first in my life.


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