MAKE GOD FIRST! Many people seek respect and admiration of others. Dictators demand it, politicians encourage it, some religious leaders are no better than dictators or politicians today just like they were when Jesus walked the earth. Jesus is critical of people who “DO EVERYTHING SO THAT PEOPLE WILL SEE THEM… THEY LOVE THE BEST PLACES AT FEASTS … THEY LOVE TO BE GREETED WITH RESPECT” Mt 23:5-7 (GN){Mk 12:38-39}{Lk 20:46}.  Jesus encourages us to put God ahead of other people and “LOVE YAHVEH YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH”  [Mk 12:30 ET].  Those who say they follow Jesus and then seek admiration of others, need to remember Jesus tells us IF ANY WANT TO BECOME MY FOLLOWERS, LET THEM DENY THEMSELVES … DAILY AND FOLLOW ME” [Lk 9:23 NRS]. Jesus encourages us to PUT GOD’S WORK FIRST AND DO WHAT HE WANTS” [Mt 6:33 CE].  Seek admiration and respect from God not people. Does God respect you? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures