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   Morning Thoughts by Elder Philip Conley

Luke 16:13, "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else

he will hold to the one, and despise the other.  Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

This morning, we have many things that try to gain our attentions, interests, and service. Many of these things, in themselves, are not evil or wicked. For the working man, his job requires a lot of his attention. For the married man and father, his wife and children require a lot of his attention. These are not unrighteous things.

However, Christ makes it very clear that nothing short of God, His goodness, and His service should be the focal point of any man's life. Many times, the above mentioned things keep us from serving, praying, and seeking the Lord like we should. Have you ever been asked to work on a Sunday? Your job has just required of you to serve it more than God. Has your family ever had a reunion on a Sunday? Have you ever been asked to take a vacation away from the Lord's house? Vacations, reunions, and jobs are not bad in themselves, but they must be properly prioritized and NEVER made above
the Lord. 

His kingdom and righteousness must be sought FIRST. Your job, etc. are things to be attended to, but they are never something that is served above and at the sake of all else. May the God of all grace give us the knowledge to know which is the case, and then may He grant us the wisdom to apply that knowledge in His service.

In Hope,

Bro Philip