RE Verse reading–Matthew 8:18-22 (day four) “Lord, first let me go and bury my father” (vs 21) What is the first thing you do each day? What is the first check you write (for those who still write checks)? What is your first priority when you move into a new city? Your first prayer when you pray? Most of us don’t pay much attention. Like the disciple in Matthew 8, what comes first doesn’t seem spiritually significant. We will get to everything eventually, right? Not necessarily! Jesus knew that the human heart is capable of self-deception. We can say one thing and do another. What we put first is the telling clue. I am hearing of a new media/evangelism campaign that is coming soon. It is called “I am second” (God is first) Jesus affirms the statement, but only if the words truly describe our actions and choices. What is first? It tells me the condition of my heart.