This week’s bible reading is a familiar one to many, Jesus said:
There are many ways that we can apply this passage in our lives, let’s try this one.
The world teaches us to seek acknowledgement and praise from those around us. Our own hearts tell us, “wouldn’t it be nice if I was recognized for everything I did.”
To get this recognition we have to stand out from the crowd and be noticed. We have to be first. To be first means we have to push others behind us so we can get some credit. What a mess, of clawing and pushing trying to be first.
As Christians we seek the approval of our Heavenly Father, the amazing thing about that is that in Jesus we already have His approval, completely, without pushing or shoving, without trying to be noticed, even when we are doing wrong, Jesus still loves us. So, without even trying, in our Heavenly Father’s eyes, we are already first and it is our heavenly father’s opinion that matters most.
This week, don’t get caught up in the rat race: in work, church, community, or home, simply know, in Jesus’ eyes, you are loved and you are first to Him.