What is your aim in life? Are you seeking the best education? Are you looking for the right husband or wife? Maybe your pursuit is that dream job. None of these are wrong in-and-of themselves. However, if they are a higher priority than spiritual matters, you have a problem.
The New Testament teaches us that we are to pursue certain things. Paul said it was his “aim,” his purpose for existing, “to be well pleasing to Him” (2 Cor. 5:9). Let us examine some specific pursuits under this overall goal.
“Pursue love” (1 Cor. 14:1). What is love? Love, essentially, is seeking and doing what is in the best interest of others. It is having the mind of Christ. “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Phil. 2:3, 4).