What Matters Most

Each of us has things going on family, work, finances, repairs, appointments, chores, hobby/sports, health/medical issues, people and God, in no particular order. What matters most among all these things and those not mentioned? Beyond that which we must do what really matters?

The Bible answers this question. “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) Yeshua said, “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” …Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet was listening to what he said. (Luke 10:41-42, 39) Only one thing was necessary in Yeshua’s presence and Mary had chosen it. Yeshua said, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33) King David said, “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4) Yeshua was asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'” (Mark 12:28-30)

There it is, what matters most is to love God and others. Whatever else should be done in the shadow of this purpose. How can this be? “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you…The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” (Romans 8:11,15,16)

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Retired Journeyman
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