Pursuance of Spiritual Life
FIRST THINGS FIRST.
What the Lord says should be put first, should be followed, for He knows best.
Ⅰ. Seeking. “ Seek ye first the kingdom of God” (Matt.6:33).
Ⅱ. Cleansing. “ Cleanse first that which is within” (Matt.23:26).
Ⅲ. Reconciling. “ First be reconciled to thy brother (Matt.5:24).
Ⅳ. Casting. “ First cast out the beam out of thine own eye” (Matthew 7:5).
Ⅴ. Shewing. “ First to shew piety at home (1. Tim.5:4).
Ⅵ. Partaking. “ Husbandman……first partaker of the fruits” (II Tim.2:6).
Ⅶ. Delivering. “ I delivered unto you first of all, ＆c. (1. Cor.15:3).
── F.E. Marsh《Five Hundred Bible Readings》