When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.– Ezra Taft Benson
Do not know what to decide and where to go? I am with you on this situation. This world is a very tricky place to navigate. Especially when we try to navigate it based on our worldly desires and wants. In these situations, I cannot help but reflect on God’s sovereignty above all. He already knows that His creations will have a hard time deciding and sojourning this life. Therefore, He left us the Bible and sent the Holy Spirit to teach us His words. In today’s devotional Jeremiah asks an important question, do you seek great things for yourself?
Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Jeremiah 45:5. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Exodus 33:13: God Will Direct Us To His Favour
Do not seek selfishly and fall into pride
The prophet Jeremiah wants us to reflect on his question. Moreover, he warns us that when we do seek them (selfishly seeking great things), the Lord will bring disaster upon all flesh. God is not pleased with prideful people. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit does not reside in their hearts. And what do you have in your life if you do not have Christ in it? Nothing. You may have a lot of worldly riches, but all these are temporary.
Seek God first
The scriptures say, But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matthew 6:33). Seeking God first should be the priority of everyone. Not because things will be added unto you, but because His grace is enough (2 Corinthians 12:9). Furthermore, no matter where you are in life, you are rest assured that He is there with you to go through hardships. So do not delay in seeking God my dear brothers and sisters. Do it now before it is too late!
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- What do you seek in your life?
- Do you seek Christ?
- Have you accepted Jesus Christ in your life?
- What is your reflection on Jeremiah’s question?
Lord, I pray you would move the Spirit more boldly in my life. I know that any sin can grieve and diminish the voice of the Spirit, and I pray against the temptation to sin. Help me crave your presence more than I crave sin. Help me grow in the fruit of the Holy Spirit and so walk closer with Yourself. I pray for guidance from your Spirit- let your will and promises always be a meditation of my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen