PUTTING GOD FIRSTAdeshola Ezeokoli
Below is an excerpt from my first book: His Delight. Details can be found on the “Books” section of this website.
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(Exodus 20:3) You shall have no other gods before me.
What does this mean? It means regarding God more highly than you regard anyone or anything else: family, career, money, possessions, and friends. It means that if it came to deciding which path to follow, the answer would be to follow God every time. Anyone or anything that you place above God automatically takes on the “god” role in your life. You cannot truly worship God or glorify Him when you have an “idol” in your life taking God’s rightful place.
Ask yourself these questions: Would I rather follow God’s commandment not to steal or help myself to the company’s money? Would I rather consistently watch television than consistently fellowship with God? Would I take a job that would compromise my Godly principles? There are probably countless ques- tions such as these that we could ask ourselves.
Consistently putting God first is not easy, neither is it something that you can ever be done with. As long as we are on earth, there will always be the temptation to give God a backseat in our lives. However, as Christians, we have to constantly make the effort to put Him first in our day to day lives; not just on Sunday mornings. As we consciously do this, we will find it easier to get into deeper levels of worship.
Jehovah God, jealous God who will share glory with no other,
I bow before you in reverence of your Holy Name.
Exalted One, you are number one,
no one and no possession can ever take your place in my life.
Who is like you Lord?
There is none before you, none after You,
You are the Alpha and Omega,
the Beginning and the End,
the First and the Last.
I fear you Lord,
I honor You,
I revere You,
King above kings,
God above gods.
You are God.
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