Friday, April 20, 2007

Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33.

All these things shall be added to us? What things?

Do not be anxious then, saying, "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "With what shall we clothe ourselves?" For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. Matthew 6:31-32.

Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel's sake, but that he shall receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms... Mark 10:29-30

Why would God add these things to us?

Then God said, "Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Genesis 1:26

Because He wants us to rule over the earth and its things. But in seeking His kingdom, we need righteousness. Man's rule over the earth in righteousness is God's kingdom.

1 comment:

  1. Good passages - which seem to be about focus in our friendship with God. Kingdom priorities first and foremost - all these other things don't really need our anxieties - since this is unhealthy.