Friday, October 19, 2012

Day 19: Misplaced priorities

Matthew 6:33 “Seek first the Kingdom of God…”

In 1988, retired NASA engineer Edgar Whisenant wrote a
book giving 88 reasons why he believed Jesus would return
in September 1988. Millions were sold or distributed and the
impact on evangelical Christianity was great. Believers began
selling property, booking flights to the holy land and heading
to hilltops to await the rapture. Some even put pets to sleep. All
of this despite the clear teachings on Christ’s return in Matthew
   Sadly, the response demonstrated that the church in America
had misplaced its priorities while forgetting its mission to reach a
lost world with the gospel. The focus of their activity was on self,
rather than on the need to tell others of Jesus and His love. In
Matthew 6:33 the Lord speaks a sobering reminder to believers
to not lay up treasures on earth but to seek first His Kingdom.
May we live our lives daily with Christ’s Kingdom at the forefront
– thus making His mission primary. How are you doing?

Prayer Points
   • Pray that your priorities in life will reflect Christ’s priorities
   • Ask the Father to allow you to be a vessel through which His
Kingdom can come in people’s lives

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