First Things First

Rebekyah Brewer

SUFFER me first to go and …” It is not that you desire wrong things; it is not that you desire to avoid right things; but you say, “Suffer me first to do the in ferior, and then I shall be ready for the superior. Suffer me first to take care of myself. Suffer me first to take care of my household. Suffer me first to take care of my business. Suffer me first to look after this enterprise and then…. “
No!  This constant habit of humbling the higher, and making it subordinate to the lower ; this constant preference of the inferior to the superior, works demoralization. A man does not need to throw away his Bible, nor defy his God, nor sell his soul voluntarily. He needs only to say, “Suffer me first to do this lesser thing.” The moment that is done, there begins the wrong emphasis and proportions in life which bring defeat. If we put the inferior duties in the place of higher duties, we will fail at last. –  Selected.


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