February 8, 2012
Today’s Text: Matthew 6:24-33
Today’s Key Thought: A wise steward of their time prioritizes their time.
In today’s text Jesus is preaching and teaching. He tells his audience not to worry about how they will get food, get clothing or make money. Here is my question: Does this literally mean that Jesus was telling them not to plan? Of course not! Jesus was not teaching against planning, rather He was teaching against making these temporary earthly issues the only things that we think about to the degree that this is what our lives become. Jesus tells them that God knows what we need and then he goes on to tell them this incredible verse: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Jesus says that we need to spend much more time thinking about Him and His kingdom than we think about ourselves and our kingdom.
How does this apply to our time? Well according to Jesus we’ve got to prioritize some things over others. We ought to prioritize things that are eternal over things that are temporary. As you pay attention and take account of your time, are you seeing a trend towards prioritizing godly things or temporary things?