Friday, October 28, 2016

Do Not Worry

Do Not Worry…that’s the subject matter that Matthew 6:25-34 covers.  We are probably all familiar with that passage of scripture.  It’s where Jesus’ points out that if God can take care of creation and it’s needs then he will surely take care of us because we mean so much to Him.  How do we know that He will?  Because he gave us that assurance in verse 33 which says:
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Let’s look at what this scripture is really saying to us.  Let’s break it down.  When researching this scripture, I found that it doesn’t mean to seek as in a scavenger hunt.  It means to seek and continue to seek as if peeling layers off of an onion.  It’s a never ending quest of discovery.  What or where is the kingdom of God?  It’s a spiritual place where we are all connected as believers.  When we receive salvation we become citizens of this spiritual kingdom with it’s heavenly benefits.  However, we still physically live on the earth. This brings to life John 17:14-15 which speaks of our “being in the world but not of it.”
Because our true citizenship is in God’s kingdom, we must learn to operate according to His way of doing things.  God’s ways are different than the world’s.  When we seek first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness, we begin to make His way a priority in our decision making processes. We study His word and learn to apply it in our daily situations and circumstances.  The application of these kingdom principles ushers in heavenly benefits from our native country that benefit us in this earthly realm, confirming what Paul said in Philippians 4:19… “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory…”
Once we start to seek and live a life of seeking His kingdom all (everything we stand in need of) will be added to us. 
Be blessed!


1 comment :

  1. Great and timely word in this season we're now in!