THE FRUIT OF SEEKING FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Mt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

I believe that I can say to you without fear of contradiction that the LORD has several reasons for giving us this instruction in verse 33.

I want to look at one of the reasons for the moment. If you examine Matthew 6 you find that in five verses we are told to not take thought (worry). We can see there is no benefit in worrying.

I believe that the LORD wants us to be free from the “sin” of worrying or fearful meditation.

Listen to what He tell us:

Mt 6:25 ¶ Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

He very clearly tells us not to worry about what we will eat, what we will wear, what we will drink or what we will wear. The life that the LORD has given us in Christ is made up of more than these things. However they are necessities.

Mt 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

Can we make something positive happen by worrying about it? He is telling us that what we “need” will be provided so our propensity to worry can be replaced with trust.

Mt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

If the LORD clothes the lilies of the field and they don’t work or worry why should we worry. I believe that man should work at something to be productive but worry is not that thing.

Mt 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

When the LORD says “take no thought” or don’t worry I believe it is not a suggestion but is actually a command to us. This may sound hard but a command is really an authorization to do what is commanded.

If we will see it this way it will be easier for us to obey. The LORD never gives us a command without giving us the authority and the ability to fulfill the command.

Mt 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things.

Our Father God is a good Father and He knows what we need before we know it and He has already provided.

The ones who do not know Him as Father put these things first and foremost in their lives, but we as sons of God can trust Him to make a way, to provide and to sustain us.

Mt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

As a son of God my responsibility is to seek the King of the kingdom or to draw near to Him and to seek, desire and press into the kingdom of God. I must learn to live under the rule of my King and to live by His righteousness; to live according to His word, will and way.

Mt 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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