“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
Matthew 10:37 NASB
We love our family. We love our parents and kids. At least most people do. So, it’s hard when we read Jesus saying that if you love father, mother or kids more than Him, you’re not worthy of Him.
The point is that nothing, absolutely nothing, should come before Jesus! He has to be number 1 in your life.
And the best part is, when you love Him first, everything else lines up accordingly. This happens because you come from a different perspective. You come from His perspective.
You see, you are able to love deeper and more when you put Jesus first, because you learn and know what love truly is, from living and obeying His ways.
So it really is a sign of love towards your family when you love Jesus first. It is true love that compels everything that we do and say in Him.
Is Jesus first in your life? If not, make Him first. Putting Him first changes everything. It changes your whole perspective on what truly matters.
I put Him first when I obey His commands. Jesus said that those who love Him would keep His commands. So, it is imperative that I know His commands. I need to be in His Word, the Bible, to learn His ways.
I also want to spend time with Him to know Him better. This is done through prayer. I need to pray, but also to listen.
And I need to serve. Jesus said when you do it for the least of these, you do it unto Me. When I serve others in the name of Jesus, I’m serving Jesus.
Put Him first today. It puts everything else in proper perspective.
Lord, help me to put You first in all things. Help me to have clarity of my priorities, knowing that You lead me and guide me through the power of the Holy Spirit.