“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)
Let’s be honest here. Have you ever found yourself in need of “things” and they didn’t seem to be showing up like you felt you needed? You believe Jesus was telling the truth about “all these things being added to you”, but yet they don’t seem to be in your possession?
Seeing as how it’s impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18), what else could be going on here?
May I suggest we look at the PREMISE before we claim the PROMISE?
What does it mean to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness”? How do you personally go about seeking first His Kingdom and righteousness? What does that look like in practical terms? I dare say, most folks haven’t given that much thought.
Let me break it down for you using the MQP-AMP version (my personal amplification of Scripture for my own edification)
I recorded this short video that really opens up Matthew 6:33, but later found that about half way through the video, the image freezes, but the audio continues. After a few minutes, it syncs back up again. Nevertheless, I wanted to pass on the message to you, so here it is. (Below this video are the notes and an important announcement.)
SEEK (with the intention of finding, by means of thinking, meditating, reasoning and enquiring, with an intensity born out of a developed craving that demands from you, a result)
FIRST (Make this act of seeking, your first priority with respect to your time, who or what you give honor to, even how you use your influence, including the deliberate and purposeful directing of your thoughts and desires.)
THE KINGDOM OF GOD (The king’s domain... the place of His rule, authority and dominion, principally and specifically in your life which He purchased with His blood, and your body which is His temple where His Spirit dwells.)
AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS (His integrity, virtue, purity of life, and correct way of thinking, feeling and acting.)
AND ALL (nothing missing, nothing lacking, complete in every way)
THESE THINGS (whatever you need for life, down to the last detail including what you eat and drink, even the very clothes you wear)
WILL BE ADDED TO YOU (joined to you, laid beside you, annexed for you, given to you and increased for you)
YOU: (Insert your name here )
I hope this blog post encouraged and even motivated you. (It certainly did that for me.) I would love to hear what you've got to say so please post a comment.
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