Your greatest danger is letting the urgent things crowd out the important. (Quoted by Charles E. Hummel, author)

Hummel is noted for the expression, “The Tyranny of the Urgent.” We all have fallen prey to the demands of immediacy, sometimes neglecting the really important to take care of the nagging present crisis. Hummel correctly notes that “our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities.” We must work harder to put first things first.

The more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness (Matthew 23:23).