Essential relates to what is absolutely necessary and extremely important. We must make these a matter of priority, with some things although desirable are not vital. The logical approach is to do what must be done first, then if there is time, money or resources available consider attending to the non-essentials.  Pray for wisdom to accurately evaluate

 The urgent should not crowd out                                        the necessary

what is vital and have clear boundaries so you fulfill your calling without being sidetracked into doing nice yet unprofitable things. Clarify your crucial, non-negotiable, ‘must do’ things – what you will not compromise.  Martha was being a good hostess, while Mary was receiving the essential, life-changing truth from Jesus (Lk 10:41,42).

Regardless of what else a person does or doesn’t do in life, it is crucial they become a child of God and walk with Him to avoid eternal damnation (Jn 1:12, 3:36).

In our Christian walk we should have a clear grasp of the core foundational truths or principles of the Bible. These are to shape our beliefs and so be reflected in our lifestyle. Doctrine                             answerable to God as to how we have lived according to the directives He has given (Jn xx). We must not allow ourselves to compromise, be distracted from or diverted from obeying the clear teaching of Scripture, nor to not fulfill our specific calling in the Kingdom of God.  Satan has a range of tactics He uses attempting to get us to                Through busyness in less important areas, deception .......  

See also: call/calling, deviate, distraction, doctrine, foundational truths, important, non-negotiable, priority.

Copyright © 2023 Bible Dictionary. All rights reserved. Website design by fuel.