Let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me. This world you inhabit is increasingly complex and confusing. You have more information at your fingertips than you could process in a lifetime.
There are so many demands on you — from the world, the church, other people, yourself. As a result, it’s easy to feel lost and perplexed. To find Peace in this chaotic clutter, you need to set priorities according to My will.
It is crucial to make your relationship with Me the top priority — nurturing and strengthening your connection with Me.
Nothing is as important as understanding Me: knowing and loving Me as I truly am. This requires focused time with Me as well as ongoing communication with Me throughout your day. The clearest, most trustworthy teaching about Me is in the Bible. The beauty of nature also proclaims Me and reveals My Glory. Making Me your highest priority gives focus to your thinking. Other priorities fall into their proper place when I am first and foremost in your life.
“Let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. — Jeremiah 9:24 NKJV
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. — Psalm 19:1–2
Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. — Matthew 22:37–38
Excerpted with permission from Jesus Today: Experience Hope in His Presence (Teen edition) by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.
Teens today, perhaps more than in any other generation, are facing confusion and challenges that can seem overwhelming. The answer to this stress and anxiety is a deep and life-changing close relationship with Jesus Christ! We encourage you to share this devotional with the teens in your life. And join the conversation in the comments. We’d love to hear from you about making God top priority!