Should Your Family Come First?


Maybe you have heard people say family should come first in our lives. But the Bible is THE TRUTH according to the Lord God almighty. God’s Word is THE TRUTH according to which we must live. So what does the Lord Jesus Christ say?

“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.” Matthew 10:37-38 NKJV

Should family be a very high priority in our lives? Absolutely! God commands us to love each other and makes ultra clear in the Bible we are to love, honor, care for, be good to, etc., our families.

But family should NEVER be a higher priority than Jesus. We should never love family more than God.

Note the very next Bible verse after Jesus warning us against loving family more than loving God is about TAKING UP OUR CROSSES AND FOLLOWING JESUS.

Friend, following Jesus involves dying daily to self and our self-centered wishes, ways, and wants – and humbly, faithfully, and devotedly loving, following, obeying, and glorifying the Lord!

Jesus #1. Forever!

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