Christian Priorities

25 Feb

Recently I heard this proverb: “Everyone has enough time to do what is important to them.”

Profound but simple words. They struck my spirit, and bade me take inventory of my time. I was shocked to find how much of my life was devoted to vain things or things of no value.

All Christians worth their salt agree that God is the most important person in our life and that His Word is the most important subject of study in our lives.

I wonder though, do we actually believe it? Is God the most important person in our life? Is His holy Word our most important subject of study?

Most people would agree that the most important person in your life should be delegated the best of your time. They would also agree one should spend the majority of his time pursuing the subject which is most important to him. So do we?

Here’s an interesting experiment. This week, take an inventory of what you spend your time doing each day. If you sleep, record the hours you slept. If you watch T.V., record that. If you read the Bible, record that, and so on. At the end of the week, step back and examine what you spent the hours God gave you doing. You might be surprised at how much time you spend doing some things which are hollow and empty, and how little time you spent doing the things which have eternal significance.

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Posted by on February 25, 2009 in Sanctification


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