Sermon Illustrations

Suppose the CEO of a large corporation was asked, "Who is the most important person in your life?," and he said, "My vice president of marketing is the most important person in my life. He makes a great contribution to our success." "What about your wife." "Oh, yes, of course, that goes without saying. You can take that for granted." Tell me, do you think it was his abundant love and respect for his wife that caused her not to come to his mind? She was probably thrilled. She said, "I’m like the air he breathes. He never gives me a thought."

There is no direct correlation between taking something for granted and how much you value and treasure that thing or person. "If I don’t come to your mind, you don’t value Me. I am not important to you. If you think I am honored being taken for granted, you’re wrong."