SEEK: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you” Mt 6.33 HCSB.

THINK: Seeking means priority, maximum effort, and defined focus. It implies confidence in God to provide what is necessary, as one dedicates time to the search. The kingdom is to put God above all, first “(1) in importance; (2) in point of time, and (3) in emphasis” (Coffman). Justice is the practice of righteousness, obedience to the divine will. Seek is a strong, intense verb.

ACT: Do first, in the day, the most important things.

PRAY: Lord, dominate my life, so that I might be free and happy.

ASK: How can I make every activity serve this seeking?

 

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  1. The seeking of Mt 6.33, of God’s kingdom and righteousness, is no half-hearted search, like a husband looking unsuccessfully for his socks only to appeal to his wife. It engages the entire being, to “pursue” (NET) or “strive” (NRSV), exactly as love for God should be with the whole mind, heart, soul, and strength. Less than this is not an effort worthy of God.
    Warming a pew for a few minutes on a Sunday morning (or even three times a week) is not the equivalent to this seeking, either. Ritualistic believers who think these minimal requirements will get them under the wire will be spewed out from the Lord’s mouth come judgment day.
    Let no one deceive himself. Make no mistake about it.
    The Lord Jesus wants disciples of his, followers in footsteps to carry the cross, not adherents to a religion, nor believers in rote and ritual. The distinction is well made by use of the word “seek.”
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