PRIORITIES OF PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE
Sunday morning, January 10, 1993
A PRESSURE COOKER SOCIETY! MANY DEMANDS AND DISTRACTIONS FROM
Matt. 6:33 But seek FIRST His kingdom and His righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
THE RELATIONSHIP OF A HUSBAND AND WIFE IS ABSOLUTELY EXCLUSIVE
IN GOD'S EYES. "ONE FLESH" . NO ONE ELSE IS TO GET THE KIND OF
DEVOTION THAT A HUSBAND AND WIFE GIVE TO EACH OTHER.
THEY GIVE TO EACH OTHER FIRST PLACE IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS.
WHEN THAT PLACE IS FORSAKEN THE MARRIAGE DIES.
IN THE DIVINE HUMAN RELATIONSHIP GOD CALLS FOR FIRST PLACE IN
OUR AFFECTIONS AND DEVOTION.
SHOULD HE ASK FOR LESS?
DOES HE DESERVE LESS?
IS THERE ANY OTHER PLACE WE CAN GIVE HIM AND CALL HIM GOD OR
IS GOD SO SMALL THAT WE CAN GIVE TO HIM JUST A LITTLE OF OUR
GOD IS NOT INTERESTED IN OUR SEEKING HIM SECOND OR THIRD...
WHEN GOD DOES NOT HAVE FIRST PLACE IN OUR SEEKING WE HAVE
REV 2:4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your
JER 2:13 "My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken
me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns,
broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
HOW DO WE FORSAKE GOD??
OR LEAVE OUR FIRST LOVE?
1. WE FORSAKE GOD BY SUBSTITUTING SOMEONE OR SOMETHING ELSE FOR
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
2. WE COME INTO BONDAGE TO WHAT WE HAVE SUBSTITUTED.
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