We often hear phrases such as “I just didn’t have enough time,” or “I ran out of time,” or “If I only had more time.” Time seems to elude all of us. Yet all of us try to regulate our lives by time. We wear watches, have clocks, and are time sensitive.
One of the most interesting facts about time, however, is that it reveals our priorities. If we say that we love our wife and children yet have little time for them or to be with them, our words are meaningless. If we say that we love our Lord and Savior yet have no time for church or take no time to serve Him, our behavior mocks us and cancels our words. Our priorities are what matter. Our priorities are known to us and visible to others by the time we spend on “things.”
Psalm 24 makes a bold statement: “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” It reflects the words that introduce us to God: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth!” This verse states that God was the Creator. Furthermore, this psalm states that the earth and everything in it belongs to Him. If so, He is to be the priority of our lives and everything we do is to be an act of worship – honoring Him in all that we do. And when we do what is right and just and fair, we reflect His priorities.
This psalm clearly announces the Kingship of God. We are quick to recognize God as Creator but that is not enough for Him. As our Creator-King, He has every right to expect us, His subjects, to place Him first and foremost in our lives. We know He is our priority when we honor Him by what we do with our time.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to make You the priority of our lives by being obedient to Your Word and serving You. May our deeds reflect Your desires. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. Psalm 24:1