Matthew 6:33-But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you.
SEEK-zéteó in the greek. to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after, to actively pursue, to go after.
Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount said to "seek" God first. Make God and the things of God a priority in our lives.
The first thing that we should seek is "salvation" (the saving of our souls) because it is of greater value than anything in the world, including all the world's riches.
We are to seek first, the rule and reign of God on the throne of our hearts. Seek Him through our obedience to Him as our God and what He commands of us in sharing and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ as His witness in the earth.
Our "SOUL" is the only thing that will last forever. It will spend eternity either with God or without God. The choice is ours!
Our future destination depends on where our priority lies. Is it in God or in the world and all it's pleasures is the question we all have to answer on daily?
GOD FIRST! Example: Should I stay home and watch the sports game tonight or should I go to bible study instead?
What is more important to you? Your soul or the world's riches? The bible says this concerning the things of the world that many put as a priority over God every day. Let's listen to 1 John 2:17-The world and its desires are passing away, but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
In other words, every thing we see now, will one day be no more, but those who put God first by putting their faith, trust and hope in Him as a priority in their lives, shall have eternal life with God.
Listen to what I just said "eternal life with God"! This means that there will be some who will spend eternal life SEPARATED from God because God was never a priority in their life, but the pleasures of the world and all it's riches were and now at the end of their life journey, they are left with nothing.
Seek not the things of this world for they are perishable!
Matthew 6:19-20-"Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Does this mean that we should neglect our daily duties and responsibilities? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
The changed that we are to make in setting God as first priority in our lives starts with a change of mind. A change in our attitude towards God and temporary things and our temporary life here on earth.
We are told in scripture to renew our mind and way of thinking through the washing of our minds with the Word of God. When our minds change, our priorities and actions will follow.
Let's listen to Romans 12:2-Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
We are to seek the things of God as a priority over the things of the world. In other words, "GOD FIRST" because first means first.
When we put God and His business "FIRST" He promises to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
God's promise to those who put Him and His Kingdom first have not need to worry for they can rest assured that God will do just what He says when He says that He will supply all their needs.
Let's listen to Matthew 6:25-32 “Therefore, I say to you, take no thought about your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they do not sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they? 27 Who among you by taking thought can add a cubit[a] to his stature?
28 “Why take thought about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: They neither work, nor do they spin. 29 Yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these.30 Therefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is here and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore, take no thought, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 (For the Gentiles seek after all these things.) For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.
Take shelter in Jesus and make Him first priority in life and you will truly enjoy the ride with Jesus, even in the midst of life's storms for He is your hiding place, your shelter in the storms of lack, despair, death, sickness, financial hardships, poverty, etc.
TRUST GOD BY PUTTING YOUR FAITH IN HIM. Hebrews 11:6-And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Let this mind be in you which is also in Christ Jesus. GOD FIRST!
GOD FIRST! This means "GOD FIRST!"
Take Heed for our life now and in eternity depends upon "GOD FIRST" in our lives or not.
Know this one thing! You will NEVER go wrong by putting "GOD FIRST" in your life.
Deny self priorities, pick up your cross and follow Christ!
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