Church Doesn’t Come First?

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Steve was promoted into a top management spot at work. For the first time, he could help influence company policy and direction. Wow! This was exciting . . . and humbling. Steve prayed for wisdom and strength to lead well, to glorify God in his new role.

For the first few months, Steve knew he would have to devote extra time to work. He cleared his calendar of all evening commitments except work or family.

But his pastor was unhappy. He said: "You always lead the clothing drive. Don't forget: church comes first."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Let's not make church work into an idolatry. Church doesn't come first. God's will comes first. Everything we do is church . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thes. 5:16-18)