Let us take time out to consider our dedication. We dedicate ourselves in our parenting, for most of us, we will go to the ends of the earth, and sacrifice for our kids hands down. We dedicate ourselves to our spouses and other relationships, we will revolve our entire life around the ones we love and will do things that we don’t necessarily like to do, just because they have a need or enjoy it. We dedicate ourselves to our careers, education and jobs. We dedicate ourselves to our health, pets, and grandchildren. We dedicate ourselves to our projects, clubs, fellowships, hobbies, entertainment and pleasures.
In all our dedications, we will usually give without any problem because we have inwardly committed to these. We will spend money easily, make time when there just does not seem to be any and will even go out of our comfort zones to achieve our aims.
So, let us now consider this in comparison to our dedication to God. Let us be honest with ourselves as we seriously have a good look. Where does Jesus rate in the level and quality of dedication? I believe that we all could be humbled in some way shape or form if we answered this question truthfully. Let us not stop there, but go on to make things right in the sight of our God. Amen!
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matt 6:33
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ Matt 22:37
See also, What is Idolatry?