Excuses, Excuses

A priority is the right to be ranked above other things, while an option is simply that, a choice someone may or may not choose.

Mark Twain said that we should never make someone our priority when all we are to them is an option.

What is our priority? Is it spouse, child, job, hobby, or home? Do we even know what our priorities are, or do we make excuses? Where does our faith rank in order of importance? Surely we aren’t like the folks in Luke 14.

Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet, he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’

“But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’

“Another said, ‘I have just bought five yokes of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’

“Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’ (From Luke 14:18-20, NIV)

Christ doesn’t make excuses for loving us. Do we make excuses when it comes to loving Christ?

We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19, NIV)

Prayer- Lord, Keep our mouths shut should we at any time make an excuse for loving and obeying you. Amen.

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