Your greatest danger is letting the urgent things crowd out the important. (Charles E. Hummel, Tyranny of the Urgent)

Further: “There is an insidious tendency to neglect important tasks that do not have to be done today—or even this week.” They say that the squeaking wheel gets the oil, and that is probably true even when there are more important issues to care for. We are inclined to let the immediate need supersede the more important, so it’s important to establish and stick with firm priorities.

You ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things (Matthew 23:23).