In reading the New Testament I have been impressed with the number of times the word “first” is used in what I consider to be strategic passages. It is a word that indicates primacy, that which is to be paramount, foremost, and pre-eminent, that which is of the highest and most urgent importance. Consider the following. Continue reading
By Dwight Fuqua — We are all familiar with Matthew 6:33. We’ve heard it. We’re read it. We can quote it. The Master said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.” We know that we must put the kingdom “first.”
Strong says that the word “first” (proton) means first “in time, place, order, or importance; before, at the beginning, chiefly, at the first of all.” Continue reading
There are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister (1917-1984)