Seek Ye First
by Randy Chambers, 2016-03-15
Matthew 6:33, NIV: But seek first his kingdom and his
righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
For what, or whom, do we build our homes? For what, or whom, do we live our
lives? As we make our way through this world, what is it that we seek? Imagine
being able to say, “I build my home for God’s kingdom,” or, “I live my life for
God’s righteousness.” If that were your motto, what do you imagine your life
would look like? Christ promises that those who seek first His kingdom and His
righteousness need not worry, because they will also have the things they need.
But what is it that we seek? Do we seek to sustain ourselves, accumulate things,
or provide ourselves our daily bread? Do we seek houses, careers, pensions, or
retirement? Imagine saying, “A man’s gotta eat,” or, “God helps those who help
themselves.” If that were your motto, what do you imagine your life would look
like? Look around. Those who live such a life are all around—perhaps closer than