“And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.”
– Exodus 33:15 (KJV)
Gods presence is the most important thing for our lives. We need to understand how important the presence of God is for us. When we do so, we will be able to give up anything for His presence. What we are willing to give up for something shows how important that thing is to us.
When the person of Christ becomes the most important person in our lives then nothing will be too great a cost for us, His opinion would become all that matters to us, and nothing else would be able to phase us.
Why is the presence of God that important to some people and it isn’t to others? It’s because of the relationship the person has with Christ.
David was willing to give up the kingdom just to save his relationship with God but Saul was willing to give up his relationship with God to keep what he had. This is an easy mistake to make when you forget that all you have actually comes from the person you are giving up.
1. Learn to value people more than things.
2. Make Jesus the most important person in your life and not just one of the important people.
Jesus is a person and how much we value Him will be tested and it will be seen in what we are willing to give up for Him and what we are willing to place before Him.
Read 1 Samuel 15