TOPIC: Putting God First – A Dimension of the Fear of the Lord
SCRIPTURE: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Until first things are put first in your life, everything else will be out of order.
Our anchor Scripture reveals that seeking God and His Kingdom should be the priority of every child of God. A true child of God is one who seeks the prosperity of the Kingdom of God.
Now, one way to fear or show reverence to God is putting Him first in life. I want you to take note of the following key thoughts:
1. Until first things are put first, everything else will be out of order (Matthew 6:33).
The fear of the Lord is making God the first priority of your life. Until first things are put first in your life, everything else will be out of order.
2. It is foolishness to live independent of God (John 15:5)
It is foolishness and disaster to live as if you are the owner of your life. When you live independent of God, you can do nothing. To live independent of God is to be like a withered tree that men cast into the fire to be burnt (John 15:6).
3. It is unprofitable to live with self as the centre of life
It is unprofitable living when your life is centred around yourself. That was what Solomon did when he forgot the ways of wisdom. He kept on marrying many wives and buying many things. At the end, he said, vanity upon vanity, all is vanity (Ecclesiastes 12:8). This means, emptiness multiplied by emptiness equals emptiness. This is how useless it is for a life to be centred on the flesh.
Make up your mind to put God first in your life and live only for Him.
Remember This: Until first things are put first in your life, everything else will be out of order.
Make up your mind to put God first in all that you do.
Seek the prosperity of the Kingdom of God always.
PRAYER: I receive the grace, Lord, to put You first in my life. Help me to pursue the prosperity of Your Kingdom, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: Where there are no priorities, there can be no prosperity. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 22-24
REFLECTION: As disastrous as it is for an aircraft to exist independent of its pilot or control tower, so disastrous it is for a person to exist independent of his Creator.
Seeds of Destiny Thursday 22 July 2021 SOD Devotional Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors