But seek first His kingdom
and His righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.
Today I’m reviewing some of the thoughts of last night’s Bible study because they are so important and so good! It doesn’t matter how familiar this verse is… this is a principle to remember all my life. (and yours.)
Seek God’s things first… His kingdom… His righteousness.
Follow Him. FIRST! That means make Him and His things the top priority of your life. Get to know Him. What He loves. What He hates. What’s His kingdom all about? What’s His righteousness? Go after those things!
Don’t worry about the rest of your life. What you eat, where you live, your career, your family, your friends, your money… keep going on this list… all of “your things”… not most important!
He’ll take care of those things.
All these things will be added to you.
Why? Very simply… if you belong to Him and honor Him, He’ll take care of you.
It’s like the slave in Exodus 22. Do you remember him?
But if the slave plainly says, "I love my master, my wife and my children;
I love my Master, the LORD JESUS! I don’t want to go out after my things! I’m sticking with Him and I’ll let Him take care of all my things.
As my dad would say, “Put first things FIRST!”
As my mom would say, “Come on!” She said it so funny… as if what else is there to do.
If you know the Lord Jesus, come on! What else is there? He is wonderful. Forget your stuff. Love Him. Serve Him. Do His thing. He’ll take care of you and your things. Do you remember how your life is when you seek your things? It doesn't work and leaves you very unhappy.
Craig asked me to do the rice and walnut illustration for the graduates. Do you know it?
If you do your thing first and then try to do God's thing in your life, it won't work. It doesn't fit.
If you do God's things first, then add your things, it all fits!
What you do FIRST is very important!
Here's last night's group. If you want to see more photos of last night check out the photo gallery.
For the past few days God has been bringing this song to my mind and I find it such sweet comfort that I belong to Him and He takes care of me. Lovely. Wonderful. Why wouldn't I want to seek His things first!!!
Be not dismayed whate'er betide,
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!