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.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Think Priorities

(Proverbs 24:27 KJV)  Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

Who would expect this kind of advice from the Bible?  Since few of us are pioneers or even farmers this boils down to a statement about priorities.  Priorities are important.  Priorities are different for different people.  Priorities change.  Sometimes.

They are often important.  It is usually considered proper to put your sox on before you put on your shoes.  It does not really matter if you put on right or left first.  When I was in a war zone we debated whether it was safer to finish one boot first or do both sox before we put on the boots.  I don’t remember coming to consensus. 

Priorities can be different for different people.  A mother of young children might treasure early morning for a time of worship while a retired person might need it for limbering exercise.  Both activities might be needed but other responsibilities would effect the timing.

Priorities can change.  My weekend mornings are different than my work day mornings.  During times of inflation I act different than when things are stable.  Many factors come to play.

There is really only one priority that we must always keep in mind.
(Matthew 6:33 KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
So?  I hope you saw that coming.  It is so easy to get complacent and compartmentalize our lives.  That does not please God. 

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