... a weekly letter of encouragement.
May 24, 1993
PRIORITIES: This morning, if you feel like you are chasing your tail, then perhaps your priorities are out of WACK!
"Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness..."(Matthew 6:33)
Christ warned of three influences that could de-rail His priorities for our lives:
#1 "The worries of this world"*
By worrying, I am making a statement to God that I simply do not believe He is capable of superintending the affairs of my life.
"Whatever is not of faith is sin." (Romans 14:23)
#2 "The deceitfulness of riches"*
J. P. Morgan, when asked what it would take to make him happy, replied, "Just a little bit more!" We're talking COVETOUSNESS.
"He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he
who loves abundance with its income." (Ecclesiastes 5:10)
#3 "The desire for other things"*
"You are like unfaithful wives, flirting with the glamour of this world, and never realizing that to be the world's lover means becoming the enemy of God..." (James 4:4 - Phillips Translation)
PRIORITIES: When I allow "worries," "riches," or "other things" to take center
stage, I am living a life of IDOLATRY. The result is CHAOS. (James 3:16)
When the pursuit of Christ commands my first priority, I am
living a life of LORDSHIP. The result is FRUITFULNESS. (Mark 4:20)
Have a great week!
* Mark 4:19
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