- One of the scribes, when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, "Which is the first of all the commandments?" Jesus replied, "The first is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' (Mark 12: 28-30)
A lot of people in this world and this culture struggle with how to live their lives. They look for it in the latest fashions and trends. They think money will bring them happiness or perhaps they'll find it in the arms of a beautiful woman. Maybe they turn to drugs or alcohol because of the sheer euphoria of it all. Or they go watch sports on TV and root for their home team because it makes them feel good.
And then there's the Truth.
The fact of the matter is that while all of these things can make you feel really good. There's only one reality that is worth it. God is worth it. He is the be all and end all. He is the Alpha and the Omega. And if you place Him in the center of your world, you will feel a joy and euphoria that no drug will match, no Super Bowl Victory can deliver and what no woman can promise you. Keep Him as your #1 priority and everything else falls into place.
Unfortunately, this isn't a one time thing. Every day, when you wake up in the morning, you have to make a choice. Will your decisions be centered around what He wants or will your decisions be based on what you want?
The decision is yours.
Go in peace.