Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, your soul, and all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Some years ago, three hundred whales were found marooned on a beach. Scientists speculated that the whales had been chasing sardines and became trapped in shallow water when the tide went out.
Now, I think that’s an amazing thing. By chasing little sardines, these gigantic creatures were ultimately led to their doom.
I think too many of us waste our lives chasing sardines, so to speak. If we are not careful individuals and of course our circuit can major on the minors and have no clear focus or objective in mind for the bigger picture. However, for all of us, God tells us clearly what should be the primary goal of every Christian.
If we can get our priorities straight in this area, everything else will come together. In fact, if we can get these two principles clear in our lives, then all the commandments of God will become a natural outflow of our commitment to Him
What are these principles? One, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind” (Matthew 22:37, NLT), and two, “Love your neighbour as yourself “(verse 39, NLT).
When Jesus spoke these words, He was identifying what should be the focus of every person. Essentially, He was saying that love is the basis for all obedience. If we really love God, then we will naturally want to do the things that please Him and not ourselves.
It has been said that if you aim at nothing, you are bound to hit it. So the questions for our Circuit life together. What is our highest priority? What are our goals?
Reverend Martin Swan