The. Most. Important.

Priorities.  We've heard it all before.  Whatever is our priority will drive us and our agenda.  But we all know there is a difference between stated priorities and lived out priorities.  I can say that something or someone is the. most. important. thing in my life without  real life truly reflecting that.  So what is priority and how do I keep it that way?

In Mark 12:28-34 Jesus and a teacher of the law were discussing just such a topic. "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" this man asked. Unlike others who asked Jesus questions in order to trip him up, it seems that this was no idle question but one he truly needed and wanted the answer to. This guy really wanted to know what THE priority of life was. As a teacher of the law, he more than anyone, would know by heart, all the laws of Moses and the many other commandments and traditions that had been added over the course of history. But He saw something else or something more in Jesus, and somehow thought that this one, this Jesus, would be able to give him the answer he so very much needed to know. What is life's number one priority.

Love. God.

Get that right, and everything else is right too.

We could take the time to dissect the rest - with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and our neighbour as ourself - but really, in the end, it's just about loving God.  My life, a love story.  So loved and loving so.

Jesus is unequivocal.  This is the priority.  The most important commandment.  Love God.  Want Him.  Share Him.  Honour Him.  Talk to Him.  Trust Him.  Follow Him.  Give all to and for Him.

A widow, with her two cents, commended by Jesus for loving God most of all... "poor as she is, [she] has given everything she has." (v.44)

The. Most. Important. Of. All. 

My two cents ... I love You...


  1. Thank you for sharing that. So true. We tend to forget the most important. I want to fall in love with Jesus everyday, run in His presence because this is the best place to be, and receive all the love He has for me, so it can overflows on others. Loving God is indeed the source and the motivation for all we do. We love Him because He first loved us. May the Spirit produce deeper love in our hearts for Him!

    I was listening to this teaching of Kari Jobe last night and it was so refreshing:

    How to stop just to be in His presence and taste how the God is good.

    God bless!


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