If we take Jesus serious and believe He is who He said He was (“The Pre-Incarnate Son of God”), then it is no longer reasonable nor rational to disobey His commands. Therefore, when He instructs us to seek first His Kingdom we should consider it to be the best thing for our well being and for everyone around us. In other words, the must loving thing we can do for our family, community, and country is to put God first above everything else.
Matthew 6:9b-13 (KJV), “9 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
THE KINGDOM OF GOD DEFINED
The Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven is God’s kingly rule through Jesus Christ over all creation and people (Lexham Bible Dictionary).
HOW TO SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD
- LOVE GOD FIRST: Love God first, even before your family, Luke 14:25-33 & Matthew 10:37-39.
- DON’T WORRY: Place God’s Kingdom and His righteousness before your daily needs, Matthew 6:25-34.
When we truly love God first and trust Him with everything in our lives, we will experience the joy of Kingdom living now and indescribable pleasures for eternity!