“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
In Matthew 6:33, Jesus speaks of a priority of life. We are to seek first the Kingdom of God and God’s righteousness before anything else.
The word, ‘first’, means in the first place or that which is foremost. Nothing should come before what is first. If you finish first in a race, it means that no one was ahead of you except the finish line.
Whatever is first in one’s life should have priority over anything and everything else. If God is first, there should be no other gods before Him, which is the First Commandment.
One of the things that is important in life is to establish priorities by which we live our lives. God first, followed by family and then everything else in life is a great pattern by which to live. It has been the primary pattern for my life.
The very first step in keeping priorities is to establish them. A rule of life is that if we don’t intentionally establish our priorities of life, our life will establish priorities for us.
Life is busy. Life is messy. The busy-ness and messiness of life has the innate ability to crowd out the really important things in life. Parents get so busy chauffeuring their children around from activity to activity, they forget to spend quality time with them.
Our lives can get so busy with things to do that we forget to worship and spend time with God. As children get older, life for them gets so crowded that we eat on the run and fail to have quality family fellowship dinners around a table.
Jesus used an active word when He taught that we should “SEEK’ first His kingdom. If we are passive and hope that the important things of life will find us, we are in for a rude awakening.
Take time and think about the priorities in your life. Are you engaged with your priorities of life or has your life established priorities for you?
Something to think about…