7 Ways to Put God First in Your Life

Aaron D'Anthony Brown

Contributing Author
Published Feb 13, 2023

What’s the greatest deed we can perform as a Christian? This is a perfectly valid and normal question to ask. Our faith calls us to many actions: love, forgiveness, hope, but what action is the greatest? Someone in Jesus’ day was wondering the same, though for a different reason, and they took the opportunity to ask Him.

“Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?'

Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.’” (Matthew 22:34-38)

This gives us much-needed clarification. Putting God first in our lives should be our foremost concern as Christians. When we talk about people or things that we love or strongly enjoy, God should be at the top of the list. Only then are we fulfilling this primary commandment.

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aaron brown profile pic bioAaron D'Anthony Brown is a freelance writer, hip-hop dance teacher, and visual artist, living in Virginia. He currently contributes work to iBelieve, Crosswalk, and supports various clients through the platform Upwork. He's an outside-the-box thinker with a penchant for challenging the status quo. Check out his short story “Serenity.”

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