Friday, May 20, 2016

3 Nephi 13:33 -- On Our One Job

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
3 Nephi 13:33

This is one of my favorite scriptures.  One of the reasons that I like it is that it makes things pretty simple.  We have one job: put the Lord first.  If we can do that one job, then everything else works.  It all falls into place.  We don't have to worry about details and complications, or a rating scale of 1-10, or being graded on a curve, or how many good things make up for one bad thing. :)  The only thing that matters is putting God first.

Now, of course, putting God first shows in our lives in a lot of different ways.  When we put God first, we obey his commandments, which includes loving other people, attending church, reading our scriptures, praying, setting an example for others, etc.  It's good to remember that Putting God first doesn't mean quitting our jobs or school or leaving our families and disowning the world.  God leads us to serve others, to do well at our jobs, to develop good relationships with others.  But really, if we're really focusing on God and what he wants, all of the rest will come.

Today, let's work on our one job.  Let's have the faith to put God first, before everything and everyone else.  As we do, we'll be blessed, we'll learn to listen to and trust God more, and everything else will work out.

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