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Putting Jesus First

Jesus lived truth, and then He taught what He lived (2). He said, “If any man will do his [the Father’s] will, he shall know of the doctrine” (John 7:17a ). A person who merely talks about his beliefs, but never practices them, is not putting Jesus first in his life. We must remember that the Pharisees said many things, but never did them (3). Jesus told the disciples, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men!” (Matthew 4:19). A person who puts Jesus Christ first will always be involved in making other believers “fishers of men.”

Whenever Jesus is given pre-eminence in any area of our life, the Kingdom of God is revealed. However, it is so easy to value one’s own opinions more then the precise light of the Word of God.

The devil always attacks our urgency. We must continually obey the Word to protect our fervency. Our source of urgency will overwhelm our sense of inadequacy. We will realize that our time is short (4). We cannot waste a moment God has given us.

Let us continue to walk in the light and give Jesus the pre-eminence in the details of life so that the Kingdom of God may be revealed in us.

Remember – “If you know these things, happy are ye if you do them” (John 13:17).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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