Who’s Number 1?

Who is number one in your life? Who is it you hold above all others? Are you serving other gods? Do you set other priorities above God? Have you considered the importance of making God number one?

Despite what we may think, we often do not make God our number one priority. We put our jobs ahead of him. We put our families ahead of him. We may even be serving other gods rather than him.

No, we do not want to admit it. But if we stop, think, and are honest with ourselves, we all do it. If we are truly making an effort to put God first, we likely do not put him in the backseat often. Yet, there is no escaping there are times we will.

We call some of those other gods our houses, vehicles, clothing, vacations, spouse, children, parents, jobs, money, possessions, and more. Any or all of these may be taking the top spot in our lives at various times.

Lest we fool ourselves, God is a jealous God. When we do not put him first, he is not going to respond well to us. That doesn’t mean he will leave us destitute. It does mean we will not live the abundant life he has planned for us.

We cannot live out his promises if we do not make him our top priority. We cannot fully experience his love for us if we do not love him with our whole heart. We cannot carry out his will for our lives if we are unwilling to spend time with him to discern his will. This includes corporate worship in his church.

I pray we commit to making God our number one priority. I pray we love him as he loves us. I pray each one of us will seek to know him better so we can carry out his will for our lives. Make God number one. Put God first. Spend time with God. Discern his will for you. Join others in worship.

Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me.”

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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