Eternal Priorities

We are surrounded by the urgent distractions of this world. But what are the things that last? What are the eternal things that should be our priorities?

Day One: Staying Focused
In our fast-paced world, it is easy to get caught up in the daily grind and lose sight of our true purpose in life — the worship of God. Each believer, in striving to remain focused upon God, has his or her own way of keeping that focus. Each individual's needs are different...
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Day Two: Passion for Jesus
This question fits right in with God's greatest commandment, found in Deuteronomy 6:4-5, to love our God with all of our being. Here is some guidance in how to bring that about from Scripture...
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Day Three: The Full Armor
The phrase "full armor of God" comes from Ephesians 6:13-17: "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand...
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For more, see: "Armor"

Day Four: Joy and Happiness
A dictionary definition of happiness is "a state of well-being, a pleasurable or satisfying experience." The definition of the word "rejoice," from which our word "joy" comes, is "to feel great delight, to welcome or to be glad"...
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For more, see: "Thoughts on Salvation: Happy or Holy"

Day Five: The Joy of the Lord
When Jesus was born, the angels announced "good tidings of great joy" (Luke 2:10). All who find Jesus know, with the shepherds of the nativity, the joy He brings. Even before His birth, Jesus had brought joy, as attested to in Mary's song...
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For more, see: "Sharing Comfort: Celebrating the joy of God's blessings"

Day Six: True Eternal Value
It goes without saying that the only things of eternal value in this world are those that are eternal. Life in this world is temporal, not eternal, and therefore, the only part of life that has eternal value is that which lasts through eternity...
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Published 12-10-15