David Jeremiah on In a Distracting World, Remember the Greatest Commandment

Everything that’s happening in your life is not equally important. I’m confident that almost every adult struggles with this tension on a daily basis. We become so distracted by molehills that we can’t charge up the mountain. 

In February 2020, Dan Cain of Twinsburg, Ohio, came home to find postal workers hauling seventy-nine large bins of letters to his house. In one day he received fifty-five thousand letters, all of them the same. They were duplicate letters from a student loan company. Somehow the company made an error in its mailing system, inundating Cain with enough mail to last a lifetime.

Now think of this. What if somewhere among those fifty-five thousand letters was a vital piece of communication — a small package mixed among the bins? What if it was a letter from God? What if a small copy of the Bible, the message of hope and heaven, was jumbled among the letters in those seventy-nine bins of mail?

David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California and host of the “Turning Point” radio program. | David Jeremiah

Your cluttered world bombards you with thousands of bits of data every day. No wonder you’re distracted! It’s easy for the most important things to be lost. That’s why you must acknowledge that not everything is a priority. Not every activity is vital. Not every situation is eternal.

In His parable of the sower, Jesus said, “Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful” (Matt. 13:22).

Can you relate to that? I can. The Lord has sown the seed of his Word into our hearts, but it’s not as productive or fruitful as he wants. Somehow his work in and through us is choked by “the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches.”

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