PRIORITIES IN LIFE

First Priority: GOD

  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ Mark 12:30 BSB
  • Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37 NKJV
Please don’t mistake ministry (in the sense of working for GOD even if it involves teaching the Bible) as being the same as spending time with GOD (e.g. in Prayer/Worship/Word).

Read: MARY AND MARTHA
Read: QUIET TIME

See also

  • we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry1&2 of the word.” Acts 6:4 NASB

Second Priority: Family

  • If anyone fails to provide for his own, and especially for those of his own family, he has denied the faith [by disregarding its precepts] and is worse than an unbeliever [who fulfills his obligation in these matters]. 1 Timothy 5:8 AMP
Let us also remind ourselves to not be “too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good”. 

Third Priority: Ministry

  • But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry32 Timothy 4:5 BSB

The verse below can help set our priorities right.

  • So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal2 Corinthians 4:18 BSB
Other versions

  • So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable. 2 Corinthians 4:18 AMP

Songs

Footnotes

  1. 1248 διακονία [DIAKONI/A] {diakonía} \dee-ak-on-ee'-ah\ from 1249; attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate):--(ad-)minister(-ing, -tration, -try), office, relief, service(-ing).
  2. Here it specifies "ministry" of the word - this is different with spending time with the Word in your Quiet Time. Ministry (Teaching) of the word cannot compensate for your personal time with GOD's Word. Read: QUIET TIME
  3. Though here it talks about Timothy's Spiritual Ministry, ministry could include your vocation i.e. Studies, Work, Spiritual Ministry etc  In other words, whatever you are called to do.