Majoring In Minors


This is not a message in music theory. It is an article on priorities. You may or may not know what the most important priority in life is. If you do, are you putting them in their proper order? What is really important to you?  What do you spend most of your time doing? What do you think about most often? What do you treasure?  However you answer those questions determines your priorities…

Jesus Christ helps us with priorities by showing us what most people major in that are not that important.   One thing He addresses is riches. In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus does not dismiss wealth as unimportant; he says the greater treasures are those laid up in heaven. There is whole lot wrong with seeking wealth first or second or third. It is the root of evil (1 Timothy 6:9, 10). Wealth is not your ticket to satisfaction.  Wealth is a minor, not a major.

Beauty is a top priority for many people. Millions of dollars are spent on tummy tucks, designer clothes, face lifts, and elaborate cosmetics. Satan advertises beauty and people buy it to give them happiness and success. Proverbs 31:30 says “Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised”. Beauty is a minor, not a major.

Some people major in fame and popularity. People who cheer for you one day will boo you the next. Those who cried out“Hosanna in the highest” to Jesus as he entered Jerusalem, a few days later were yelling, “Crucify Him”. Having your “name in lights” with plaques to show for it is minor compared to having your “name written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Revelation 21:27). Being known by God as His child, a servant in His kingdom should be our major priority.