Friday, April 3, 2015

Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God And His Righteousness

"The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. ... But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." - Matthew 6:22-24, 33-34 ESV

Food, clothing, security, a kingdom and a right standing... God adds. Yes, He adds.

We look to a governance that is beyond the human realm and God is faithful to those who look to Him. They have what He adds when He adds it. They can stand upright and not look at their shoes in shame.

The word 'added' there in verse 33 is interesting. It is Prostithemi (Strong's G4369) and it means join. God fuses things together. He adds them as useful living parts of us. He transplants them in.

This is a promise that God has given to us and people have had it through the ages. Strangers could look at the life of the believer they saw before them and see an imperfect person who had an outside force covering and protecting them. The stranger could not define it but the believer clearly defined it as divine. Those shining lights stood upright and looked at God with upturned faces.

This truth is always going to be challenged in our lives. Things are lost but we seek a kingdom and for every thing that is lost God is going to add something... many things.

Jesus lost His life on a Friday long ago but many people gained a kingdom because of His loss.

I'm seeking a kingdom today.

In that kingdom the work of salvation is finished. In that kingdom we have a place reserved at God's table that will hide our weakness and give us a white robe to wear that was made white by our Savior.

I'm looking there. It is my privilege. My eyes have been opened to it's existence. Hallelujah.


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