Seek First the Kingdom


To seek the kingdom first is to put God's interest first in your life. As you put his interest first, he guarantees your future needs. He ensures you never lack the necessity of life (Matthew 6:33).

It's God's commandment to love and seek him first above everything. The man’s first obligation is to love and seek God with the totality of his being (Matthew 22:37).

No one can serve two masters. He will love one and despise the other. Either we must put God first and reject the rule of other things over our lives, or we must live for temporal things and refuse God’s claim on our lives (Matthew 6:24).

We must not allow our relationship with others to be above our relationship with God. God wants us to love everyone, but not above him. No ties of nature can be allowed to deflect a disciple from utter allegiance to the Lord. The Savior must take precedence over everyone (Matthew 10:35-37).

The care of this life and the deceitfulness of riches has taken the focus of God from some. There is no fruit for God in their lives. They may appear outwardly to be genuine subjects of the kingdom, but in time, their interest is choked out by the cares of this world and by their delight in riches (Matthew 13:22).

God wants us to abide in him. He wants our total focus on him. He wants us to seek him first in everything. Let God live out his life through you. As we abide in God, we bear fruit in him. Without him, we can’t bear fruits. To abide means to stay where you are. The Christian has been placed in Christ; that is his position. In daily walk, he should stay in intimate fellowship with the Lord (John 15:4-5).
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