“Price, Value, and Priorities”

Posted: September 21, 2013 in Christian Life, Prayer, Reading

          “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” – Lord Henry Wotton.  “We value our homes, automobiles, boats, and television sets, and at the same time, place little or no value on the things in life that are free – our bodies, minds, families, friends, good health, love, and the natural laws of the universe.” – Glen Bland

          Relationships.  How important it is to you to have a good relationship with other people?  We all need a few very close friends who are interested in our highest well being and who will do whatever is necessary to stop us from going down a destructive path.  Who is your best friend?

          Challenge.  If you’re a Christian, what are the five greatest challenges you face in life?  Perhaps one of them included maintaining a balanced life and walk with God.  How much time should we spend reading the Bible, praying, and engaging in service to God by serving others?  Do you think that doing these things are necessary for you to enter heaven?

          Examples.  The Jews went into captivity in Babylon for 70 years for violating God’s laws.  When they returned to the land that God promised to give to them as an everlasting inheritance, they laid the foundation but didn’t carry through and rebuild the temple for a long time.  The foundation was covered with weeds not with walls.  They were more concerned about building their own homes and careers than they were in having a temple where they could/should have worshipped God.

          Prioritize.  Into this scene came the Prophet Haggai.  He exhorted them to keep their priorities in order.  They had replaced doing that which was best for those things that were merely good. 

          Analyze.  Evaluate your own life.  Has spending time with God in His Word and prayer, and assembling with other believers (Hebrews 10:24, 25) been replaced with other things that are of far less value?  Has the present world system distracted you so that you love it more than God and His people?  Stop it!  It’s passing away (1 John 2:15-17). 

          Use It.  We’re allowed to use it but we’re not to abuse it by making it the most important thing in our life (1 Corinthians 7:31).  Don’t let this spiritual enemy break your fellowship with God and His people.

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