As we know, July is named after Julius Caesar. This, of course, reminds us of the quote “give to Caesar what is Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's." (Mark 12:17)
Giving to God the first crops and first-fruits come to mind. This is the concept of giving to God the best and not what is leftover. So often we short change what we give to God. We squeeze God in, sometimes unsuccessfully, into our very busy lives. Instead of putting God first, we put other things first.
So, let’s reflect, Does God come before family?
Does God come before work?
Does God come before sports practice?
Does God come before holidays?
It’s always a good question to know where God stands in our lives.
It is vital to remember that God wants us to be happy, God wants us to enjoy the fruits of his creation, God wants us to enjoy family and work and recreation and holidays. God does not want us to burn out because God loves us. But I just pose, where is God in our lives?
Fun Fact: The word Trinity does not appear anywhere in the Bible. The word was first used to describe God by Tertullian, who was a North African Christian Theologian, born 155-220 AD.
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Rev'd Martin Wheadon