You may remember the classic Abbott and Costello routine, "Who's on First?" But a far more important question is, Who COMES first?
As Christians, the correct answer is unmistakable. Jesus said, “...seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Mt. 6:33). When asked about the greatest commandment in the law, Jesus replied, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment." (Mt. 22:37-38)
God and Christ must come first in everything. Nothing should come before serving our God and Savior. Jesus said, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).
In addition, we must avoid allowing family or friends to come before serving or worshiping God and Christ. Jesus said, “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” (Mt. 10:37-38).
Putting God first is not easy in a world that constantly competes for our attention, time and energy. Therefore we must begin each day setting our "minds on things above, not on things on the earth” (Col. 3:2).
Remember that God rewards those who diligently seek him - Heb. 11:6. You will never regret putting Him first!
Jesus, always Jesus!