Friday, September 17, 2010
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
I find verbs to be interesting. Recently, I did an exercise with the verbs in the mission statement of the nonprofit ministry I volunteer with.
We learned in grade school that verbs were action words. Except for the verbs of being, all of them give us a mental picture of action taking place.
In the scripture above, we see the word “seek”. This word reminds me of when I have lost something and I begin to look for it. I wear a very special dinner ring. It has sentimental value. The top, shaped in the word love, came with a garnet that filled the letter “O”. The garnet is my son’s birthstone. I remember losing the ring a few times. One time, I retraced my steps at home, even asked the pastor of the church I had started attending if it was found.
I went to so far as to write out notices for the bulletin boards at work; I also posted one on the mirror in the ladies’ restroom. I did find that little white gold dinner ring but not until I searched everywhere.
Yes, in order to receive the good things of God we have to search for His rule in our lives and what He wants us to do.