Worldly cares and selfish ambitions do not allow the word of God to thrive in us because the word demands undivided attention and commitment. In its application. The word needs a certain constancy, diligence and care. We cannot serve both God and mammon. It would seem as though life is a continuous battle between the light and darkness in us. The commandments of the lord are clear on what our choice must be. The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart; therefore, our choice must be no other than God. When God is sought first, everything else is given. When the world is sought first, everything else is lost.