This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’Matthew 22:38-39
Battle Drill Daily Devotional
What matters most to you in life? Answering that question goes a long way to revealing what it is you worship.
Read Matthew 22:34-40.
When Jesus is asked what matters most, his reply is to put God first:
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.Matthew 22:37-38
Jesus says, first things first: If you believe God is God then the practical outworking of your worship is to love him with all you heart, all your soul and all your mind. In the end, he says, it doesn’t matter about all the laws and which one is most important. What matters most is your loving relationship with the one true God.
Loving God is your first priority in life. When we make anything else our top priority, then our lives can be easily wasted. So your life is not about you. It’s not about making as much money as possible. It’s not about being popular and seeking people’s approval. It’s not about anything the world thinks is important.
The goal of your life is to love God with total devotion. When we understand that, then life really starts to make sense. Will you pray these words with me today?
This is my desire, to honour you:
Lord, with all my heart I worship you.
All I have within me, I give you praise:
All that I adore is in you.
Lord, I give you my heart,Reuben Morgan
I give you my soul;
I live for you alone.
Every breath that I take,
Every moment I’m awake,
Lord, have your way in me.
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Think It Over
Think about the following:
- In what ways do you ensure loving God is your first priority in life?
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