KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.
Our key scripture reveals that, if we would seek to please God first in everything, then He would add all the things we have being craving for to us.
The bible makes it abundantly clear that God’s reason for engaging people in various responsibilities is basically to show kindness to them. Deuteronomy 28:47, 48 says “Because you serve not the Lord your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things. Therefore you shall serve your enemies which the Lord shall send against you. In hunger and in thirst and in want of all things and he shall put a yoke of iron, upon your neck until He has destroyed you”. The scripture says, when a man serves the Lord in joyfulness and gladness, God will also bless him with the abundance of all things. Man’s current state of calamities and deprivation is as a result of rebellion against God.
In Luke 5:1–6, the Lord led Peter and his friends to make a catch that they had not encountered before, because they had given their boat to him to preach to the multitudes. These fishermen had failed to make any catch in their earlier fishing expeditions. If men would learn to put God first in all they do, most of their miseries would cease.
The statement by our Lord in Matthew 6:33 runs throughout the whole of scripture. Psalm 1:1-3 describes the man who delights in the law of the Lord and meditates in the law day and night, whiles he does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the way of sinners and sit in the seat of the scornful. The scripture adds, this man shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water. He yield’s his fruit in his season, its leaves also shall not wither. Whatsoever he does shall prosper .God’s way to bless a man is that, he must willingly commit himself to please God.
Psalm 112:1 says “…..Blessed is the man that fears the Lord and delight greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty in the land…..Wealth and riches shall be in His house”. One may also ask, why are some people seen to be serving God all the time, still poor? Please ask such individuals if they are living according to what the bible teaches.
God is seeking for sincere seekers and not religious people who are only seeking to satisfy their ego.
Seeking the Lord sincerely is the desire of the soul and brings true blessing and freedom to the individual. My life is spent in seeking the Lord with all my heart.
Job 36:11” If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.”
Psalms 112:1,3 ” Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD that delighteth greatly in his commandments. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever.”