An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Priorities First

(Matthew 6:33 KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

In commenting on Proverbs 4:5 I was reminded of this verse.  The verse in Provers reads:
(Proverbs 4:5 KJV)  Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
One of the keys to a redemptive spiritual life is priorities.  What is it that you “seek” (2212) with the greatest intensity?  This target could focus on being accepted, not being embarrassed, getting rich, looking good, or almost anything.  But what do you really have if you succeed? 

For those who consider themselves followers of Jesus our first priority in daily life is to seek His kingdom and His righteousness.  As Proverbs tells us, that is done through wisdom and understanding of his word.

Another example of the OT and NT working together.


Gorges Smythe said...

Good post. I jus noticed that it ties into "#2" on Ron Livesay's last post.

Pumice said...

Thanks. I'll put that in my compliment column.

Grace and Peace.