God is a God of order and when everything is done in His order, everything works in harmony, but when this order is disarranged, everything falls apart. God’s rightful position is first, but the moment we allow anything or anyone else to take this place, we dethrone Him which in reality is fighting against Him.
“This is what the Lord says— Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God ~ Isaiah 44:6
First means; most important, number one, pre-eminent, fundamental, original, earliest in time. God is a jealous God according to Exodus 20:3-6. He is not envious, He becomes jealous when you give someone or something else what belongs to Him. He comes first and He is the First. This position cannot be occupied by any another person or thing, it belongs only to God.
What comes first determines what follows.
“The first offspring of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock. Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons… “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God ~ Exodus 34:19-20, 26
First always redeems the rest. Understanding the position of God in our lives is extremely important to us because God has been dethroned so many and more times by the so called His children more than the world.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well ~ Matthew 6:33
We are living in a generation of ‘worriers’, worrying about everything and anything. Jesus makes it clear that worrying or being anxious about all the things of this world will not solve anything. Your heart must be set for something else, something more important, for it’s only pagans who worry about the things of this world. As for us, first things must come first, and that’s the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. It must go without saying then, that you cannot seek the Kingdom without seeking the King. And so, God comes first.
The main reason why people are vulnerable to conmen and are being deceived and robbed in broad daylight is because they are after stuff not God. When your heart rejects God and departs from Him it suddenly becomes needy and you start seeking God for what He has, not for who He is. Give yourself to God first, seek Him first, let Him take the first position in your life and in every other area of your life, enthrone Him back to His position and let Him occupy the throne of your heart.