Signs of the Times

Seeking God First

From the column by "The Window Cleaner" The Evening News Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

I spent an interesting hour last week seeking and finding in my Bible some whys for the wise! It is surprising how so many of them deal with ... life's priorities, how they insist that happiness and success in life depend on which things we put first in our scheme of living. Let me quote some of the sayings I have in mind: "Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not?" (Isa. 55:2.) ... "What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 8:36.) ... "Be not ... anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? ... But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matt. 6: 31, 33, Revised Version).

April 3, 1948

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