“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness
and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
Seek Look for, search diligently for. We don’t have to search for things in the same way as our pioneer forebears. We go to the grocery stores and purchase our food. We don’t have to hunt for our meat, unless we want to.
Seek first We must make our search for God a priority in our lives. If I don’t read my Bible and devotional source just after I awaken, I might forget. The day rushes ahead at a fast pace. If I have several things to do or other things come up. The day is gone and I haven’t spent time with God. I love the early morning time I spend with God.
1.) My house is quiet. I am not distracted by voices, the telephone, or the television.
2.) I am usually fresher in mind and spirit.
3.). When I have slept well, my mind is rested. My soul is calm.
4.) My thoughts are not rushed. I haven’t gotten into my day yet.
5.) Nothing is pressing.
6.) I can bask in God’s presence.
His Kingdom Several years ago, I wondered about God’s kingdom. I had been a Christian for several years. I knew the phrase, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” I also was acquainted with the phrase, “God’s kingdom is within you.”
a. But how did these thoughts relate to what His kingdom actually meant? A search of a Bible dictionary yielded the idea of His kingdom involved His rule.
b. If God rules His kingdom, then He would have control over the hearts and minds of His children. He would guide them through their lives each day—each minute of their lives.
c. We see this quality of God being acted out in a lot of people, but we also see it not being evident in others. People have to surrender their lives to Him before He can step in and guide them.
Have you ever wondered what our world would look like if all His created children would seriously seek Him and His Kingdom? I believe it would be a far better place than we have now. Don’t you?
Seek Ye First
Seek Ye First