This morning at Cross Point, Pete Wilson talked about our greatest temptation as Christians. He said, “Our greatest temptation is not that which is ridiculously evil, but that which is deceptively good.”
Oh, how that rings true in my life. Oh, how I seem to place too much importance on WHATEVER is going well in my life. Oh, how I love to distort my blessings.
My career, my relationships, my church, my family, my online community, my wealth, my health, my comfortable existence – each are blessings. Each are blessings that I have ungratefully distorted. Each are blessings I have ungratefully distorted by making them seemingly MORE IMPORTANT than He who so generously bestowed them on me.
Shame on me. I KNOW better. But yet, I still fall into the trap. I find myself over-prioritizing that which is “deceptively good.”
“Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and then these things will be given to you too. So do not worry about tomorrow. Let tomorrow worry about itself. Living faithfully is a large enough task for today.” Matthew 6:33-34 (The Voice)
How do make sure “living faithfully” is the most important thing you do each and every day?