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Jesus said that if you seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, all other necessary things will be added to you. What does this seeking mean? Why do you try so hard, worry, resist hardship, persist, and yet be far from having all the things you need in your life?
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.Jesus, The Gospel of Matthew 6:33
A Kingdom of Righteousness, Peace and Joy
First, Jesus did not promise his care to those who dedicate themselves to a high-performing life, but to those who put their faith in Him. It is not about your own achievement or efficiency. This is the difference between religion and the Kingdom of God.
Religion is every human effort to come to a high public status. Meetings, lectures, songs, etc … For centuries men have been seeking satisfaction without counting on the Creator. But their results are insignificant.
But in God’s Kingdom, values are clear and accessible. The Bible says that it does not consist of food or drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Jesus makes it clear that there is no scarcity in the Kingdom of God. If you insist on seeking your own satisfaction and doing it with your hands, you will never reach it. But if you accept Jesus’ guidance to seek God’s Kingdom, then you will have much more than you need.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.Apostle Paul, letter to the Romans 14:17
The Kingdom and the King
Secondly, the Kingdom comes through the presence of the King through his disciples. When God is recognized, not ignored, His glory manifests in us and through us. This is why we have learned that the Lord’s Prayer needs to be done completely. Not only do we say “Thy kingdom come” or “Thy will be done.”
Rather, we say, “Our Father in heaven, let everyone recognize that your name is holy.” This has a practical implication that makes all the difference. In our home when we wake up, our first words are thanksgiving to God. We do not prioritize news, social networks, calendar or coffee.
He deserves our worship! And this habit trains us to recognize the King before any day-to-day decision or attitude. This is one of the ways to seek the Kingdom of God, extolling it with our attention and words from the beginning of each day. It may seem very simple. But remember that your efforts have not had much effect. So, try the path of faith.
Lift up your heads, O gates!Psalms 24:9,10
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory!
The Kingdom and the kings
The Bible says God is the King of kings. And who are these kings? It is important to understand this part of the title because it also teaches us how to seek the Kingdom of God.
In the book of Ezra, Artaxerxes is called king of kings. This denomination indicates that that leader ruled over other kings, authorities coordinated by him.
In the same way, we are kings and priests according to the Bible. From creation God has given man authority and dominion over the earth, especially over the family. Jesus is our leader, the King of kings. And the family is the institution created by him that has the greatest influence on society.
When God called Abraham to form a people dedicated to his Kingdom, the promise says that through his descendants all the families of the earth will be blessed. Abraham is a father, a priest, an authority of God. Through him and his successors, the Kingdom of God is manifested upon the earth by those who live by faith.
Similarly Jesus sends his disciples to carry the message of reconciliation with God to all peoples. Preaching the gospel, the good news of righteousness, peace, and joy, the Great Commission extends God’s glory around the world.
and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.Apostle John, in Revelation 1:6
Thus, seeking the Kingdom of God is more about manifesting His glory than about reaching something. It has more to do with giving than receiving. It is totally opposite to what the world teaches and we have often practiced. The Kingdom of God is invisible but real and supernatural. You need to find out more about it.
Therefore, I invite you to follow the next posts of this series. There will be three more articles detailing how to seek the Kingdom of God on practical principles to enjoy Jesus’ promise: all things will be added to you.
- Righteousness: How to Please God by Living by Faith
- Peace: How to Live From Real Abundance
- Joy: How to Enjoy All God’s Promises
Remember that there is no scarcity in the Kingdom of God. You have chosen to live by faith in Jesus and he will surely honor your life and family with the most selected blessings still here on earth and eternally in heaven.
Prayer: Father, I recognize your sovereignty and holiness. I thank you for considering me your son through Jesus, calling me king and priest for your glory. Help me prioritize your Kingdom and enjoy its promises with my family in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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