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First Things First

So what does it mean when we read in the bible that these things are “of first importance”?   If you’re like me this is probably not something that you’ve given a great deal of thought to.  However, when you look at these words in the light of what Christians believe the implications of this statement are huge.

Think about it this way.  We believe that everything we see, everything we can’t see, was created by this beautiful, wonderful, creative being called God.  Everything — galaxies and gold fish, knats and nebulas — was His idea, His handi-work.  Even the things we don’t really understand yet — wormholes, dark energy, anti-matter — were all created by God.  We believe that this incomparable, creative God not only created, but continues to sustain all things, and that one day He will judge His creation according to His own perfect and unchanging will.

Now, think about this for a second; this creator, sustainer, and judge wrote a book, and in  that book is this simple, unassuming phrase “of first importance”.  When we look at this phrase in the light of what we, as Christians believe, all of the sudden it begins to jump off of the page at us, and we begin to understand that these are not just some kind of place holder in the text, but they may actually be the most important words ever written in human history.

Jason Koon

Jason Koon has been serving as the Pastor of Bridge42 Church since 2015. He is passionate about building up the Body of Christ through the ministry of the Word, that all may come and find new life in Christ.

4 Comments

  1. 機會係個天俾嘅 yes. BUT it is only those who are prepared that can see and caipatlize the chance given. The people who always blames god/命/天 that there is no chance is absolutely wrong! If they haven’t prepared, work hard or think hard, how can they see the chance themselves, even if they see the opportunity is right in front of them, they wont have the skills, connection, knowledge or experience to take advantage of it.How sad!!!Bomb

  2. That is true, but I am so glad that even the preparation of the heart, the ears to hear, and the eyes to see, even those things are not our work but God’s. Philippians 2:13 says it is God who works in us to will and to do according to His good pleasure. Thank God that He did not leave us on our own, but He works in us, He changes us, gives us eyes to see and ears to hear, and a desire to know Him and to follow Him.

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