However sincere and faithful you are to His work, you must put Him first!–Not the work, nor even others. Jesus must come first! He doesn’t fit second place and He won’t take it! “For I the Lord will have no other gods before Me!” (Deu.5:7,9) That is probably the greatest mistake of sincere Christians: To make a god of God’s service.
Your service is nothing if you don’t give the King your attention, your love, your time, your communion. He desires your love and for you to love Him first of all and above all. You cannot do the Master’s work without the Master’s power and guidance!–And to get it, you must spend time with the Master! So help us, Lord, never to forget that the first place is for You, and that we must drink of Thee and Thy Spirit if we’re going to have enough not only for ourselves, but also to overflow upon others!