Today’s Scripture: Genesis 1-2
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33
The Bible begins with a mystery: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” What’s so mysterious about that, you say? Did you know the Hebrew word for God in this passage is plural? All three persons of the Trinity were involved in the creation of the world.
The Bible says the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters and God the Father created all things by Jesus Christ. “For by him”–that is, by Jesus Christ–“all things were created” (Colossians 1:16). That means all things spiritual and physical, including your spiritual and physical life, came through Jesus Christ. Is it any wonder that God’s Word reminds us that in all things His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, must be preeminent in our lives. Just as He was Lord at creation, so He is Lord today.
Does Jesus Christ have priority in every area of your life? What about your appointment calendar? How are you spending your time? Is Jesus Christ squeezed out of your schedule because you’re too busy?
Christ is present in all Christians. In some, He is prominent. In only a few is He preeminent. Why not make sure the Lord Jesus Christ dwells supreme in the throne room of your heart.
Lord, speak to me about the priorities of my day. Give me the power and wisdom to glorify You in my life today. Amen.
Our seemingly small troubles have eternal value with God, and He is lovingly fitting all things together for our good.