Monday, April 20, 2015

Is the Lord your first love today?

Matt. 19:23-24  Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth; it is very hard for a rich person to get into the Kingdom of Heaven.  I say it again---it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God.”

What was the point Jesus was making?  I believe that He was saying that whoever is not willing to let go of everything and follow Him is not able to be His disciple.  If we withhold anything from the Lord and let it hinder us from serving Him, we are not true disciples of Him.  If we become attached to anything more than Him, we are in danger of not making it to heaven.  Attachments become adorations.  We tend to direct our affections toward those things we become attached to.

The Lord can’t have our full attention when we become attached to anything or anyone more than Him.  He must be our first priority, our first love in life, if we are going to make it to heaven.

Is the Lord your first love today?  If He is, you will not withhold from Him your life.  You will allow Him to take you wherever He wants you to go and do whatever He wants you to do.  If He is your first love, then you will value His role in your life more than anyone else’s.  You will be willing to let Him change anything He wants to change in your life, no matter how difficult or demanding that change may seem to be to you.  Again I ask you today, “Is the Lord your first love?”  If He isn’t, you are not in the center of His will for your life and you will never be happy or satisfied until He is.

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