KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:33 KJV” But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
In the sermon on the mount, our Lord Jesus spoke extensively about a whole lot of issues. He also talked about what makes men to be anxious. As the year has just set off there are a number of things that people will be occupied with. The Lord instructed on one point that should be the focus of everyone of us. We must all seek first the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness, and all the things whose absence causes men to be anxious would be added to us. Men are always ruled by something of some kind. Some have blatantly opposed the pursuit of God, yet are ruled by things as simple as example cigarette. They are so addicted to it but, it has not made any significant improvement in their lives. Man is a dependant being, and would always depend on something. Men cannot live without depending on oxygen. If we can’t do without something as simple as oxygen, then our Lord Jesus’ suggesting to seek first the rule of God and its righteous ways is very important to everyone of us. He added that if we do so then every other craving of us would automatically be added to us.
What does it mean to seek the kingdom of God? A Kingdom simply means the king and his domain or the king and His reign. Seeking the kingdom of God is seeking to let the will, purposes, and choices of God to become your prime concern in this year. He also added, and its righteousness. Righteousness in the scriptures have two main expressions. Righteousness as a gift of the nature of God, and righteousness as right living. As Christians the first form of righteousness comes first and produces the second in our lives. Beloved as the new year has just set off, put God first. Seek to please God in every engagement.
God has ways that He wants us to go. Please tread on those paths. If we would diligently travel this year along this pathway, then we would never fall into the trap of anxiety, that easily takes its toll on men. I believe some people have even started getting anxious about events that lie ahead of them. Beloved to set off in the year this way, is to get along on the wrong path. Choose the masters way. Seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, and every other thing shall be added to you.
God is first in my life. His word is my strongest persuasion. His ways are always perfect. I travel the journey of life by doing that which pleases Him. Life is always very meaningful when God is first.
Prov. 12:28 KJV” In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death”.
Prov. 14:12 KJV” There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”