"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
King James Version
I was talking to someone on the phone yesterday afternoon when all of a sudden I heard her say, 'Are you reading your Bible? You know, I don't mind if you read it, but I want you to do your homework first'. My first reaction was shock, and then anger, and then my heart broke as I realized that she just hurt the Heart of my Best Friend, Jesus.
The boy who was reading the Bible has been through severe emotional distress all of his life by the fighting between his parents and the things that happen in his home. He was reaching out for the only Comfort that he knew, and his mother said to stop reading your Bible.
I don't want to be that mother when she stands before God on the Judgment Day. This verse says to seek God and His Righteousness first. When I was in college, before I took any test I always prayed and asked God to help me.
Parents, please don't stop your children from reading the Bible. You should be more concerned about that than about their homework. Yes, homework is important and it needs to be done, but they can't take it with them for Eternity.
Are you seeking God? Are you putting Him first in everything that you think, say, or do? We need to put Him first and then everything else will work out for our good.
November 17, 2005
Used with permission.