Let’s be honest-most of us at times are guilty of majoring in minors. In so doing, we slight the real and reach for the artificial in life.

Consider some examples.

  • Some major in physical adornment.  But the Bible tells us to concentrate on “the hidden man of the heart” (1 Peter 3:3-4).
  • Some major in sports activities.  While good, sports are becoming all important today in America, similar to their popularity in the Roman Empire before its fall.
  • Some major in entertainment. Television is often allowed to destroy family life.  Much of it is destructive to good morals and most of the remainder is of little value.  Seeking pleasure is self-destructive.

“She that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth” (1 Timothy 5:6).  Some
churches even make entertainment a priority, thinking to increase numbers byt his means.
     We put too much emphasis on the things of this life, often forgetting
that “It is appointed unto men once to die, and after death the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

THE MOST IMPORTANT question one can ask is “What must I do to be saved?” And when you ask that question, you need to receive the right answer-the Bible answer.  The Bible teaches that one is saved by faith (belief and trust) in Jesus Christ, God’s Son-a faith that will induce
repentance, confession of faith and baptism in Jesus’ name (Acts 2:38; 22:16).  Our priority then is faithful service.  The Lord’s promise in Revelation 2:10 is, “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

-Ron Bartanen lives in Sullivan, IL and preaches  for the  Arthur Church of Christ