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In Matthew 6:33, the Bible proclaims, "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." This verse instructs us to put God first in every area of our lives. It implies that we should not be overly concerned with our earthly wants and needs, but rather prioritize our spiritual growth and our relationship with God. Putting God first means acknowledging Him as the source of our existence, the giver of all blessings, and the ultimate authority in our lives. It means surrendering our will to His and striving to live according to His teachings.
Similarly, Proverbs 3:5-6 advises, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." This verse underscores the significance of trusting God and incorporating Him into every aspect of our lives. To put God first, we must learn to rely on His wisdom and guidance rather than solely on our understanding. It involves seeking His will in all our decisions, big or small, and acknowledging Him in all we do.
Putting God first influences every aspect of our lives — our relationships, work, finances, health, and even leisure. It calls for a daily commitment to prayer, reading and meditating on the word, and living a life of obedience and service. It also involves loving and serving others, for in doing so, we are demonstrating our love for God. When God is our primary focus, our lives are enriched with peace, joy, and a sense of purpose. When we honor God with all areas of our lives, He promises to guide us, meet our needs, and bless us abundantly.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, July 10, 2023 @ 8:57 AM MDT
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