Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you.
This text is part of what is known as Jesus “Sermon On The Mount.”
The call today is to get our "priorities" in order by "Putting God "First" in our lives.
In this part of His sermon Jesus assures His listeners that there is no need for those who put him first to fret or worry about the lack or need of the basic necessities of life like food, drink and clothing, for He said if God provide for the fowl of the air, man being more than them, won't God provide much more for man? O ye of little faith!
Having said that, Jesus drives home His point which says "seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness" and all these things will be added unto you.
Seek the kingdom of God! Seek the rule and reign of Christ on the throne of your heart. This is the kingdom that Jesus is calling us to seek on today. Seek to know Christ, seek to know His will for our lives and obey it,.
We as humans have a tendency to seek and put before God everything imaginable and all of them last but for a little while.
Proverbs 14:12- There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.
Anything that is not adding to your spiritual growth, but hindering it and affecting your relationship with God and His purpose for your life, you need to let it go.
Seeking the kingdom of God means seeking the “King of Kings”, Jesus Christ who is also Lord of Lord.
It is not enough to just seek God, but to see Him “first”. First things means first. How do you seek Him? By faith.
God promise to you and I on today is that if we seek Him with our whole heart, seek His rule and reign in our lives, He will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
The question becomes, "do you have enough faith to believe that? Scripture declares that without faith it is impossible to please God.
Life is uncertain, time is short, therefore, we need to attend to the matter of making God first “priority” in our lives an urgent matter.
Everyday and every opportunity that you make a delay in putting God “first” in your life, the more the opportunity there is for satan to cause you to harden your heart in the struggle of putting God “first”.
Once this moment is passed and you have transitioned from earth to eternity, the opportunity is no more. Your damnation is certain.
Until we put God “first” in our lives, we will never be satisfied. We can shop and buy all we want, we can take one vacation after another, we can seek one career after another, we can do this and we can do that, but we will still be empty and find our self still needing more and more “stuff”.
Jeremiah 17:7 - "But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.
We will never know the full reward of obedience until we put God "first.”
Where does God fit in your life? Is He first? If not, who is?
God bless you all.
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