A great piece of wisdom I was given from an older Christian man was: ‘Put God first, and everything else will fall into place.’
This is Paul’s message in Colossians. Put Christ first, and so much more will follow. All things were made by him and for him (1:16), he is all that matters (3:11), and all is to be done for him (3:17).
Today we see that is the same at home and at work (3:18–4:1). All is to be done in a way fitting to him and out of service for him.
Putting him first won’t make life easy or painless. God never promises that. He promises far more: to make us like his Son Jesus, so that we share in his own glory (1:27–28).
Let’s encourage one another with the message of Christ, so that we can put him first in everything. God certainly has the resources to help us do this!
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.