By: Barry G. Allen
Shift your priorities to let God, not money or anything else, be first in your life, so God can work in your life.
Matthew 6:33 “…seek first the kingly rule of God in your life….”
This is the most intimidating passage in the Bible to me, because there is this sense if we do not seek Him first, we do not seek Him at all.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Money.”
Mark 10:17-22, records Jesus’ encounter with the rich young ruler, who asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life? Jesus prescribed the solution to his materialism, which was to go and to sell all of his possessions and give them to the poor, and then have treasure in heaven. The young man chose to remain in his misery and to reject Jesus’ solution, and I wonder how many of us here this morning are doing the same thing?
2 Corinthians 8:1 – 9, records the unbelievable generosity of the Macedonian christians, who gave out of their poverty, in fact, they begged to give – but the Apostle Paul pointed out in verse 5 “and they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord…”