If you’ve read part one of this topic, you know that, above all else, our job as Christians is to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” This means that seeking God in everything we do, asking for His advice and waiting for His instruction comes above all else: above your job, your hobbies, even your family and friends. Why is this such a vital and unnegotiable job for Christians? Because God sees all and knows all. He knows which paths are best for you and which will bring you harm. But if you’re not seeking Him first you won’t hear His voice as He works to guide you down the best path for your life.
So, after you’ve committed to seeking Him first in all things, what’s next? What is the second thing we must do as Christians?
Make a commitment to study the Word of God daily.
It’s time, friend, to put down your smartphone, your non-fiction book and shut off the TV. It’s time to stop filling your mind with worthless garbage, and to start filling your mind with the renewing, refreshing Word of God.
When God tells us to study the Word, it’s not because of His eager desire to control everything we do. It’s because He wants us to be filled with all the wisdom, joy and Holy Spirit revelation that is to be gained from the Bible. He wants you to have the wisdom that the Bible gives so that you have the necessary tools to navigate through the trouble that the Enemy works to bring upon you. And He wants you to be filled with the truth written in the Word of God’s tremendous love for you.
The TV we watch, the books we read, the music we listen to; most all of them are filled with negative, depressing garbage. They bring you down and make you depressed. The Holy Bible, however, lifts you up. The New Testament especially is filled with the good news of the Gospel, and once one learns to read and understand it, a heart filled with joy, peace and happiness is inevitable.
So choose today to make a commitment to the Word of God, and to see what value it will bring to your life.