“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
Many people claim to have placed God as the highest priority in life. Well, except when 'the big' game is on. Or there's family to visit, or there's shopping to be done...eating is important, after all. God won't mind if I don't attend Wednesday night because the kids have homework, it's not commanded for us to attend anyway, right? This outfit is so cute and in our budget, so what if it is a little short?
Have we really put God first in our lives when we allow these things to get in the way? Have we put God above all things?
Let's think of it this way: a couple is engaged to be married. Girl thinks Guy will love her outfits. Guy disapproves but Girl continues to wear things that are inappropriate. Girl thinks there's a great sale on at Old Navy, I'll just run out to the sale. I know I was supposed to meet Guy for lunch, but he'll understand if I miss this time. Oh, we're supposed to meet for dinner, but the Gals are all going to a movie. He'll understand, right? He is the first in my life, Guy knows that.
How long do you suppose Guy would allow that to continue? Not very long. God is the same way. He wants us to spend time with Him, do things He wants us to do and wear the things He wants us to wear. If we don't do the things he wants us to do, what do you think God will do to us?