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4月26日2006
过去的这个周末,我最小的儿子正在练习他的“剑术”with his plastic sword.  As he was slaying dragons and other imaginary threats to his family,he made a mighty swing of his sword and connected just above the eyebrow of his unsuspecting sister who walked around the corner.  The result was a wide 1 inch cut that needed medical attention.

我们赶紧把女儿送到急诊室,only to discover that we had a long wait in front of us.  A triage nurse evaluated our daughter,我们等了两个小时,而其他人,with more serious injuries, were treated first.  Objectively,我知道急诊室就是这么运作的这就是我想要的效果,只是这是我的小女儿!

我们坐着等着,我不禁想到我们可能需要进行一些“精神上的分类”applied to our lives.  I sometimes must wonder if we place emphasis on the wrong things.  I wonder if we could be found treating scratches and bruises while there are other injuries that threaten our spiritual lives.  Not every command in God's word carries the same weight.  I didn't say that,Jesus did (Matthew 23:23).  That is not to minimize some commandments,但它确实教会了别人的优先权。

法利赛人收十分之一。as the law commanded and as they should.  But apparently,他们忽略了仁慈,正义,and faith.  Hosea said that the knowledge of God was more important than burnt offerings (Hosea 6:6).  Isn't that interesting?  Why,that's exactly opposite of what people think today.  Modern thinking is that if I "go to church"我很好,even if I don't open my Bible through the week.  While "going to church"是你应该做的事你对神的认识越多越好。

朋友,make sure you're priorities are right.  Don't major in the minors.  Take a little time to evaluate your priorities and do a little spiritual triage.

版权2006年�南格林街基督教堂格拉斯哥,肯塔基州
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