Day 7

Go Back to Your First Love

By Min. DJ

Re 2:4

"Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love."

The word “first” in this verse doesn’t refer to the first person you ever fell in love with. Rather, it refers to your priorities. God wants to be number one on our priority list. For most of us, our “first love” probably wasn’t love at all. More than likely it was lust. Something about them made us feel good and we wanted as much of them as we could have for as long as it felt good.

That’s not love. Love is a giver, lust is a taker. But even when we do love someone, we must never let our love for them rise above our love for God. This doesn’t just apply to other people. Some people love music more than God, and that would explain why they can’t stop listening to certain types of music even though they know it’s hurting their relationship with God. Some people love money more than God. The Bible tells us not to love money at all because the love of money is the root of all evil. When a person loves money, they’re willing to do anything for it – even if it means hurting the people they love.

When we put anything or anyone before God, everyone in our life suffers. But when we love God first, all of the other people in our life benefit from our relationship with Him. Because we love God we will honor our parents, we will forgive our neighbors, we will bless our enemies, we will be faithful and true to our loved ones. And we benefit most of all. First Corinthians 2:9 says that eye hasn’t seen, ear hasn’t heard, in fact no man has even dreamed of the things that God has in store for the ones that LOVE Him. Go back to your first love…He’s waiting!