This discussion board is intended to be an extension of our fellowship as a FAMILY of GOD from all nations and to foster our desire to passionately exalt Jesus Christ as Savior, Treasure and LORD over all of life, and to express His love through the transforming power of the Gospel.
|Ordering Our Lives (Pt. 2)|
|Sunday, 15 April 2012 19:28|
“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.”
The order is important in seeking to provide for our families and ourselves. Reversing the order may result in one’s eternal ruin. Moreover, this is not the way to get temporal things. Seeking God first is the way. He says that if we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, all these things will be added to us as well.
This is a promise. Not only would we posses the kingdom of God and His righteousness, earthly things as well. Seeking God first is a win, win situation. There is nothing to lose, but everything to gain. After all, all the goods of the earth belong to God to dispose at His will. It is none other, but the same God who has promised that if we seek first His kingdom “all these things” will be added unto us.
Now “God is not man that he should lie, or the son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” (Numbers 23:19). Faithful is He who has promised (Hebrews 10:23).
Seeking God first is the best and sure way of obtaining ‘all these things.” All “these things” are not a reward for seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness, but that seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness includes every other blessing, even “all these things.” Now I ask, is it unreasonable to put God’s service first before provision for our families and to trust our families in God’s keeping? It is clear from our text that God’s kingdom and righteousness are our primary concern, and our lives should be ordered accordingly. Is this how your life is ordered? God has promised to add “all these things” to us.