THE PROMISE: IF YOU PUT GOD FIRST, YOU WILL BE BLESSED
"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money." Luke 16:13 NLT
We live in very busy times. From the moment we rise until we drift off to sleep at night, we have things to do and people to connect with. So, how do we find time for God?
We must make time for Him, plain and simple. When we put God first, we’re blessed. But when we succumb to the temptations of the world, we pay a price for our misguided priorities.
In the book of Exodus, God warns that we should put no gods before Him (Exodus 20:3). When we place our desires for possessions and status above our love for God, or when we yield to the countless distractions that surround us, we forfeit the peace that might otherwise be ours.
In the wilderness, Satan offered Jesus earthly power and unimaginable riches, but Jesus refused. Instead, He chose to worship His heavenly Father. We must do likewise by putting God first and worshipping Him only. God must come first. Always first.
Are you willing to put God first today? Are you willing to ask yourself at the moment, “does what I am choosing to do next put God first?” Try it.
"Make God’s will the focus of your life day by day. If you seek to please Him and Him alone, you’ll find yourself satisfied with life."- Kay Arthur
Our Prayer: Dear Lord, I understand the need to place You first in every aspect of my life. You have blessed me beyond measure, Father, and I will praise You with my prayers, with my testimony, and with my service, this day and every day. Amen.