Text: But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and its Righteousness
and all other things shall be given unto you.. Matt 6 : 33
Reading: Matt6 : 19 - 34
To 'Seek' is to look for, to try to obtain or achieve something, to make an effort to find that which is in existence. Our God rewards those who diligently seek Him.
'First' is God's place in the affairs of those who are His. It should be in the affairs of all He created.
***In His Law to Israel, the very first called for a unique honour for Him, a positioned incomparable to that we give anybody or thing.
In sacrifices and offerings, it was the firstborn and firstfruit that was dedicated to Him.
No other position fits God in the affairs of men. When He occupies this position in ourhearts and lives, every other thing falls into place.
A kingdom is a domain or territory under the rulership of a king. The citizens are subjects of a king.It is a monarchy. That the Kingdom is of God means that God is its King.
To seek that kingdom is to yield one's will to Him who is Supreme.
**Would Abraham have sacrificed Isaac if God was not first in His scale of preference?
Would Joseph have missed the pleasure of Mrs Potiphar if God was shifted to second place?
Would Moses not have been stupid to deny himself of his princely status in Pharoah's house?
How about Daniel and his three friends in Babylon who defied lions and furnace of fire?
When God takes His place, life becomes for us as it should be...beautiful and satisfying..
***excerpts of a Bible study by Bro. Young Nkwocha at the Church of christ, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.