Loving Relationships are the Main Thing
Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words, which I am
commanding you today, shall be upon your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to
your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in
your house and when you walk by the way and when you
lie down and when you rise up.
You shall bind them as a sign upon
your hand and they shall be for frontlets between
You shall write them on the
doorposts of your house and upon your gates.
shall love your neighbor as yourself.Ē
The final thing I want to share with you is that
relationships are the main thing. When you boil it
all down, Genesis to Revelation, one thing comes
through as the common theme. Our relationship to God
is the most important thing in our life. And the
second most important thing is our relationships
with others. True
Christianity at its core is loving God and loving
others. Jesus confirmed this when they asked
Him what the greatest commandment was (Matt
Our relationships are to be characterized
by love. Donít be so task oriented that you run
over the people around you. Be people oriented.
Donít be so busy that you neglect your relationship
with God for work or sports or whatever. Take time
to cultivate your relationship with God. And do what
works for you, whether it is morning or night,
whenever. Just spend time with God. Make your
relationship with God and your relationships with
others the top priority of your life.
Daniel is a
great example of taking time out to commune with God
(Dan 6:10). Spend time with your friends. Donít wait
for them to call you, call them. Reject passivity.
Spend time with your wife. It is very important that
you sustain your marriage and cultivate that
relationship. Do not take it for granted. Spend time
with your children. They will not be around forever.
Soon they will grow up and fly away like little
birds. Spend time with them while you can,
especially when they are young. And do things they
want to do, not just things you want to do.
relationships. They are one of the only things you
can invest in that will last beyond eternity. Almost
everything else you do on this earth will burn up
eventually. With God, with your family, with friends
and even with strangers (remember the good
, develop and cultivate the
relationships in your life. They are the main thing.
Loving God and loving others is the main thing.
"Choose you this day whom you will
serve.....but as for me and my house, we will serve