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We as Christians have to grow to a place where the Kingdom of God comes first and building it becomes a priority. I John 2: 15 – 17 says, “Do not love or cherish the world or the things in it.” We live in the world and can enjoy the things it offers, but we can’t love those things. We can’t give those “things” the place in our lives that rightfully belong to God. Those things will eventually fade away one day and won’t matter when we die and meet our God. We must put the Kingdom of God first in every area of our lives. Tithing is an example of this, in that we give the first fruits of all of our income. We must develop a “Kingdom First” mentality. Reaching people for the Kingdom has to be a priority. When it isn’t, we end up loving the world more than God. We need to re-evaluate what’s important to us as Christians. Who or what do we love? What do we value the most, the “things” in the world, or God’s command to go out and make disciples of all the nations? How you answer reveals your priorities.
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Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 3:19 PM CDT
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