51 Inspirational Bible Verses About Priorities

By David Small •  Updated: 01/20/22 •  11 min read

Has the Lord been a priority in our lives? Although unconsciously, all people set priorities in their lives. Even without realizing it, every day, we make choices that determine our history.

Wake up early, advance that task, pray, study the word. Whatever action is taken, the priority to be placed on anyone’s life should be the most important thing for them.

The Bible instructs us to make the Lord a priority in our lives. Worshiping and obeying him must be the Christian’s priority in any circumstances.

In today’s blog, we would be looking at 51 bible verses about priorities. I believe that these bible verses will be a blessing to you.

What does the Bible say about priorities?

If our priorities are right, our perspective on God, things, and people will also be correct.

There are no priorities but Priority. This is true because it was the Lord Jesus Himself who said: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and the rest will be added” (Mt 6.33).

Jesus wanted to teach us that our Priority is the Lord. If we say ‘priorities’, we will put Him on a level with our options. So, priorities do not exist. The Lord does not allow the division of His glory.

It does not allow Him to stay on the same level as our preferences. He wants to be loved with all our heart, with all our soul, strength, and with all our understanding (Mt 22:37-38).

The definition of priority leads us to understand the Lord’s place in us. He is not the first, but the only one.

Bible Verses About Priorities in the Bible

  1. Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God?

  1. 1 peter 2:2

As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,

  1. Philippians 3:13-14

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

  1. Deuteronomy 13:4

You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.

  1. 1 John 5:20-21

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.

  1. 1 Timothy 6:8-9

And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.

Bible Verses about Priorities in the Old Testament

It happens that, many times, we end up not setting our priorities correctly.

God must have priority in our lives. However, in practice, from time to time, we mix this order and do not put the Lord in the place he should.

Usually, when things get out of hand, we remember that and then try to fix the error.

It is of utmost importance that we touch ourselves for this and put the Lord in his proper place, that is, in a priority way.

  1. Psalms 27:4

One thing I have desired of the LORD That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.

  1. Deuteronomy 6:5

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

  1. Ecclesiastes 12:13

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

  1. Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the Lord is an instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

  1. Proverbs 21:21

Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

  1. Proverbs 24:27

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that, build your house.

  1. Proverbs 27:23

Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds.

  1. Psalm 111:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Bible Verses about Priority in the new testament

Jesus met a rich young man who wanted to know what he needed to do to experience eternal salvation.

When Jesus told him to sell everything he had, give it to the poor and follow him, the young man withdrew because he had many possessions (Luke 18: 18-23). His possessions have deceived him.

Many people make the same mistake. In fear, they cling to what they have and lose what they could have. They believe in things that can never satisfy them and forget that only Jesus can give inner peace and salvation.

They are content with the good rather than the great. So, decide to put God as a priority in your life, and you will see that all the best will be added to you!

  1. Mark 10:42-45

Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.

But it is not this way among you, but whomever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.

  1. John 1:12

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

  1. Matthew 22:37

Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and mind.

  1. Mark 12:30-31

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

  1. Matthew 23:12

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

  1. Matthew 6:24

  2. No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
  3. Matthew 10:37-39

Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

  1. Matthew 6:19

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal

  1. Matthew 18:1-2

At that time, the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them.

  1. Luke 12:22-24

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.

For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value is you than the birds!

  1. John 14:15

If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

  1. Luke 22:27

For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

  1. Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Priority in Paul’s Letter

The apostle Paul teaches us that we must offer the Lord a ‘rational, logical, consistent service’ (Romans 12: 1).

This means that there must always be coherence between our belief, feeling, speaking, listening, and acting within the perspective of Priority or Its pre-existence.

If God is not my precedence, everything else will be. When we decimate, offer, and invest in the work of missions with all their implications, our motivation is the priority.

God is our unique, absolute, incomparable, and irreplaceable priority in Christ always through the manifestation of the Holy Spirit.

  1. 1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

  1. Colossians 3:1-3

If you were raised with Christ, seek those things above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:26

Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:27

But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I should become disqualified.

  1. Philippians 2:4

Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.

  1. Romans 12:10

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love in honor of giving preference to one another.

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well-pleasing to Him.

  1. Ephesians 4:22-24

You were taught about your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted following deceitful desires, to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image—righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.

  1. Philippians 3:13-14

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Have God as a priority in your life

When we make God our priority, we are putting Him at the top of our lives. And just because we put God as a priority, He blesses us, and we miss nothing. Putting God first is the best choice we can make.

  1. Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what the will of God is, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

  1. Luke 12:34

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

  1. 2 Timothy 2:22

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

  1. Hebrews 13:5

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He, Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

  1. 1 Corinthians 8:6

Yet for us, there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through who are all things and through whom we exist.

  1. 2 Timothy 2:22

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

  1. Colossians 3:2

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

  1. Hebrews 11:6

And without faith, it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

  1. Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me.

  1. Exodus 20:3

You shall have no other gods before me.

  1. 2 Peter 3:18

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

  1. 1 John 2:15

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

In conclusion

Placing our priorities in the correct order is the most important habit to form every day. Imagine yourself on your deathbed; what areas of life would you like to have invested the most in?

A lot of people only reflect on this when there is no more to change. I wish you read these Bible verses about priorities and meditate on them so that the light and revelation of God comes to flow in your life and that your priorities are restored as God intended.

Do not forget that we love to hear from you, and of course, if you have a Bible verse to add, send it through the comments as well.

David Small

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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