The most important thing about you is not really about you so much as it is about God.
What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us . . . worship is pure or base as the worshipper entertains high or low thoughts of God. For this reason the gravest question before the Church is always God Himself, and the most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he in his deep heart concieves God to be like (A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy, 1).
As the ultimate being in existence and the creator of the universe, God himself, defines for us what is ultimate, valuable, and worthy of our time and attention. As the source of all that is ultimate, valuable, and worthy of attention, God himself in all his glory should be at the very center of what we deem ultimate, what we value, and what we give most fervent attention to.
There is nothing more important about you and me that what comes to mind when we think of God. At the end of time, when we all stand before God in the great judgment, all our political engagements, all our commitments to good causes, and all our human relationships will mean little apart from our relationship to the one true and living God. We will not primarily be judged on how we utilized our money or time or how we conducted ourselves in personal relationships so much as how we conducted ourselves before a Holy God and how we thought of and related to Him.
In fact, if we were honest, we would probably all admit that deep down we think we are pretty decent if not good people. We think this way because we most often compare ourselves to those we deem worse than ourselves. When compared to the drug addicts and wife-beaters, most of us look pretty good. On the great day of judgment, however, none of us will be compared with another human being, but we will be measured against Almighty God. When our sin-filled hearts are placed against the backdrop of his vast and perfect holiness, we will not stand. We will fall on our faces and if we are able to say anything, we will mutter something like, “woe is me for I am ruined, for I am a man of unclean lips.”
Only those who trust in a righteousness not their own will stand. Only those whose boast is in the cross of Christ will be able to stand that judgment because Christ alone is righteous among men and Christ alone is worthy to pay our ransom by dieing as our substitute on the cross.
The most important thing about you and the most important thing about me is not really about me or you, but about almighty God and where we stand before Him.