First Things First

No time, no time for study,
To meditate and pray—
And yet much time for “doing”
In a fleshly, worldly way.

No time for things Eternal
But much for things of earth,
The things important set aside
For things of little worth.

Some things, ’tis true, are needful
But first things must come first;
And what displaces God’s own Word
Of God it shall be cursed.

—M.E.H.