A person with no devotional life generally struggles with faith and obedience.
From Psalm 92:1-2: “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.”
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You must never sacrifice your relationship with God for the sake of a relationship with another person.
From 2 Corinthians 5:9: “So whether we are home or away, we make it our aim to please Him.”
A disciple is a follower of Christ. That means you take on His priorities as your own. His agenda becomes your agenda. His mission becomes your mission.
From John 12:25-26: “Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves Me must follow Me, and where I am, there will My servant be also. Whoever serves Me, the Father will honor.”
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Greed is evil because it substitutes material things for the place of honor that the Creator ought to have in an individual’s life.
From 1 John 2:15: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world.”