PRIORITIES

“For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy.  For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”  2 Corinthians 11:2-3 (NKJV)

 

What are the priorities in your life?  Have you defined them?

 

I hope so.  When we don’t define our priorities, we end up getting blown around by whatever wheel squeaks the loudest in our lives and we end up off track from where we ought to be.

 

Our priorities must come from our core values, so let’s define that.  A core value is simply an agreed-upon driving force, priorities that you stick with, principles that guide and drive you as an individual, family, or organization.

 

As a family of believers or as a family in your home, it is absolutely necessary to live by defined core values.  Let me suggest a core value for you; namely, the authority of the Bible.  Looking back on 25 years of ministry, I know for a fact that God has faithfully blessed and shined His favor upon the fact that we have held up His truth as our authority.

 

God said it, and that settles it.  That’s our motto, and I suggest that it becomes yours.

 

Now let’s bring this home to our daily lives:  Are the priorities of your life as a teenager, as a college student, as a single adult, as husband and wife, as parents consistent with Scripture?  Are we holding God’s book up as being separate and unique in a category all its own, distinct from any other book?

 

Over the course of my life I’ve read a lot of books, but there’s only one book that reads me.  It is living; it is active; it is sharper than a two-edged sword.  It has the capacity to reset the direction of a person’s life, and it all comes down to whether you will place in your life the priority and value of Biblical authority.

Application For The Day:

The Bible is God speaking to you.  Let that sink in, and then embrace His Word as the authority over your life today.

Prayer For The Day:

Father God, thank You for giving us the Bible! I know today that there is no other authority for my life and faith that I can trust like Your Word.  Continue to open my eyes and ears to understand what You are saying to me, in Jesus’ Name.

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