He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me (Matthew 10:37).
Former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys Tom Landry, when asked what he felt made him so successful said, “In 1958, I did something everyone who has been successful must do, I determined my priorities for my life — God, family, and then football.”
Those who wish to find real success in this life must first realize the meaning of life. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Jesus forsook all to become man’s atoning sacrifice (John 1:29; 15:13, 14); therefore, we can be worthy in His eyes. How encouraging it is to be able to say, “What a friend we have in Jesus!”
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