Determine Your Priority

What are the most important priorities in your life? Are people in your top priorities? Are possessions part of your top priorities? Do you put possessions ahead of people? Have you spent time to truly consider what is most important to you?

We will often say something or someone is important to us. We may change our minds from day-to-day, depending on what each day brings. Often, we haven’t spent time to determine what or who is really important to us. We have simply walked blindly through each day.

Yet, within our subconscious we have determined what is important to us. It will be where we spend our time. It will be who we spend our time with. It will show in how we treat the people we interact with. You see, when something or someone is important to us, we care for them.

Today’s passage is a truth we often ignore but is a core truth we can not deny. It is part of our basic human nature. We spend time with and care for what is important to us. Notice there two key components.

We may spend time with lots of people. In fact, many of us spend more time at our jobs than we do with our family. That may be due to the requirements of our job. Yet, we can put a higher importance on our family. Our job may allow us to provide for our family in ways we wouldn’t otherwise be able.

We may care more for our family than others we interact with. When we do, it shows in our attitudes and our actions. We speak kindly to them. We do many things for them. They see they are important to us and that we love them. It is obvious.

We also see in today’s passage that we are to make our relationship with God our most important priority. When we do, it will show in the same way as our love for our family. People will see God in us. They will see our love for others. They will notice changes in us throughout our lives as we grow in our relationship with God.

What is the alternative? As we see, Jesus clearly states all things on earth will be destroyed. It will rot. It will be dissolved. There will be nothing left. It is temporary. Our relationship with God will continue forever. Heaven will continue forever. What is wiser, making something temporary our top priority or something that will last forever?

I pray we all make our relationship with God our top priority. I pray we seek to grow in God each day. I pray each of us will decide today to put God first. Make your relationship with God a priority. Seek God today. Put God first in all you do. Spend time with God.

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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