8462 priority, of God

8462 priority, of God

Scripture provides examples of individuals who have allowed God to take priority in their lives, and also of those who have allowed something or someone else to take priority.

God’s glory made a priority

Mt 6:9

Commands to put God first Mt 4:10 pp Lk 4:8 See also Dt 6:13; 1Ch 16:29

Examples of putting God first Ge 5:22,24 Enoch; Ge 6:9 Noah; Ge 12:4 Abraham; Jos 24:15 Joshua; 2Ki 20:3 Hezekiah; Da 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; Da 6:10 Daniel; Jn 3:29-30 John the Baptist

Disapproval of not putting God first Ex 20:3 See also Lk 16:13

Examples of not putting God first Ac 12:22-23 See also 1Ki 11:4 Solomon; 1Ki 15:3 Abijah; 2Ch 25:2 Amaziah; Jer 3:10 Judah; Ac 5:1-5 Ananias and Sapphira; Ro 16:17-18

Worship commended as the highest human activity Ps 95:6 See also Ps 96:9; Ps 99:5; Zec 14:17; Jn 4:24

Outstanding examples of worship 2Sa 6:14-15 David was prepared to be despised by his wife rather than inhibit his worship. See also Ex 3:6; Isa 6:3; Eze 1:28; Da 6:10; Jn 9:38; Rev 1:17

God’s kingdom made a priority

Mt 6:10

Commands to participate in the kingdom Mt 6:33 See also Lk 19:11-27

Examples of wholehearted participation Ac 26:19 See also Heb 6:12; Heb 12:1-2

Warning against half-hearted participation Rev 2:4-5

Sacrifices for the kingdom advocated Rev 2:10 See also Mt 5:29 pp Mk 9:47; Mt 18:8

Examples of sacrifices for the kingdom Heb 11:26 See also 2Co 11:23-30; Php 2:21-22,30; Rev 2:13

God’s will made a priority

Mt 6:10

Conformity to God’s will commanded Eph 5:17 See also 1Th 4:3; 1Th 5:18; Heb 13:20-21; Jas 4:15

Outstanding examples of conformity to God’s will Mt 26:39 pp Mk 14:36 pp Lk 22:42 See also Jn 4:34; Jn 6:38; Ac 20:22-24

See also

1175God, will of
2375kingdom of God
5024inner being
5959submission
8120following Christ
8207commitment
8223dedication
8334reverence & God’s nature
8453obedience
8622worship
8768idolatry

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