Above All Else

You know what you’re looking for. Of course, it depends, but there’s something that you want above everything else, so you prioritize. Maybe you’re looking at houses. Above all else, you want a fenced yard for the kids to play in, or a good local school. Everything else is secondary. Maybe you’re considering a car. Perhaps your top priority is good gas mileage, or maybe a five-star safety rating. Whatever it is, there is something that you want in it that is more important than anything else—something that you will not compromise, no matter the cost. That is your priority.

So what are you looking for in life? What is so important that you won’t compromise, no matter what? Is it the promotion at work? The degree? The prize barbecue sauce at the American Royal? Maybe your desires are more humble. You just want enough to eat and sufficient income to live on, and loving friends and family to share it all with.

Jesus calls us to something still more sublime, though. Our number one priority: God’s kingdom. Above all else; no compromises. “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” These “things” he speaks of are the things we need in daily life. God does not abandon us or fail to care for us, but he does require that we get our priorities straight. After all, when life fails, God’s kingdom is eternal—as are those who seek it above all else.

That’s something to think about.

Published by Rob

I teach, therefore I am.

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