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God Must Come First

"I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food." (Job 23:12b)

How do we know when someone really loves us? One way we can tell is when that person gives up something they love in order to spend time with us. Imagine that you came to your parents when they were busy with something they enjoy—maybe reading a good book or watching a basketball game on TV. What if your mom put her book down and said, "I can read this book any old time. I would rather spend time with you. Let's go for a walk!" Or what if your dad turned off the TV and said, "You're more important to me than a basketball game. I'd rather go shoot some hoops in the driveway with you." If your mom or your dad were willing to give up something for you, you'd know that they really cared about spending time with you.

It's the same way in our relationship with God. We show our love for God by showing that He comes first. One way that we can show Him how much we love Him is by spending time in His Word—even if it means giving up something else we love in order to do it. God's Word is the primary place where He reveals Himself, the best place to get to know Him.

Job was a man who really, really loved God. He said that he would rank God's Word even higher than the food he needed to stay alive! He would be willing to give up food if necessary, because God's Word was more important to him.

We don't always have to give up food or a sport or a hobby to spend time in God's Word. Sometimes it just means pulling our thoughts away from some other fascinating topic we would rather think about. It means turning our minds to think about what God is saying, and turning our hearts to obeying.

Are you willing to love God by showing Him that time in His Word is very important to you—every day?

We show love for God by placing great importance on our time in His Word.

My Response:
» Have I spent time reading and thinking about God's Word yet today?
» Is there anything I've been doing that is stealing away the time I would usually spend with God?
» What do I need to do to guard my time with God?

Truth In Real Life

Description of God

The Lord that Smiteth - Jehovah Naheh
Ezekiel 7:9 "And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth."


Question & Answer

QWhere did man come from?

AGod created man out of the dust of the ground. Gen 2:7 -- And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.


BIG Christian Word

Blasphemy - (blas'fa-me)

The word blasphemy means to make remarks in speech, writing or action that mocks God. The blasphemer is disrespectful and does not care what is said about God. The "unpardonable sin" is the sin that is not forgiven because it mocks the "Holy Spirit." (Matthew 12:31-32) "Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever says a word against the son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.)