…is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Stephen Covey, management guru and best-selling author coined these famous words to emphasize the importance of focus. That seems to be the thrust of Dr. Wright’s commentary on this section of revelation. Personally, I was looking forward to a more detailed explanation of the complex imagery and time references. The explanation of the passage was honestly a bit disappointing.
Or, was it? So often I find myself fascinated by details, traveling down rabbit trails until the main path is long gone. My own Christian walk is riddled with case studies in missing the point. My daily life is polluted with seeking perfection in small things rather than allowing God to love me and to help me love others. So maybe I’ll be just fine without understanding, “time, two times and half a time.” Maybe I’m better off focusing on the larger cosmic battle at play.
What distracts you from the main thing in the Christian life? What keeps you from loving God, loving yourself and loving others? What does the accuser say to you to keep you from keeping the main thing the main thing?