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 presents two main ideas
- Seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness.
- Receiving our heart desire (rewards) for doing the first part.
As children of God one area we can seek the kingdom of God is offering services to God in our local churches. There are many Christians who are just church goers and do not do any particular service in the house of God. God rewards labourers and not people with titles. . Matthew 20:8 “So when evening was come the Lord of the vine yard saith unto His steward. Call the labourers and give them their hire…..” It is those who laboured that were rewarded.
Please note also that, it is not the title you carry that brings you the rewards but real labourers; people who are involved in exerting themselves in the house of God for God’s work and name to be exalted. What are you doing for God to reward you? Don’t just join the church, do something to contribute to the expansion of God’s work. Ephesians 4:16 ” From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth , according to the effectual working in the measure of every part , maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love”. You are a part of the body and must give your supplies for the increase of the body.
We must also understand that God rewards acceptable service. It is this right kind of service that attracts undeniable rewards. Phil 2:7 says “But made himself of no reputation and took upon him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men”. The scripture says Jesus humbled Himself and took the form of a servant, and became obedient unto death, and so God has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name that is above every name. The Lord offered Himself for an acceptable service that attracted a response from the Father who gave him a name higher than every other name. At the mention of His name, every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord.
The Lord offered an acceptable service which attracted God’s approval, conferring upon him a name above every other name. God is a faithful rewarder. He would always reward all those who sincerely seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
For our next series we would consider the kind of service that God accepts.
God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. I seek the Lord in a way that attracts His total approval for a corresponding reward.
Hebrews 11:6 ” But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.
Exodus 23:25 “And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee”.