“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you” [Matthew 6:33]
1. We live in a world dominated by priorities.
Every move is designed to accomplish a predetermined end and there are as many ends as there are ways. Every man is “right” in his own way, as the Bible says: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” [Proverbs 14:12] Some give priority to riches, others to fame, power, influence, religion, culture, etc. Whatever your choice, have you ever considered God’s priority for your life? When you rush from one urgent assignment to another, do you ever reason that it may be your last move? Almighty God rules in the affairs of men [Daniel 4: 17] Surely, God has a plan for your Life, as it is written: “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” [Jeremiah 29:11]
2. God loves you.
This life is a race and God wants you to run and win. Those who run without Jesus Christ play the time and chance card. The Bible says: “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all” [Ecclesiastic 9:11] “Time and chance” was the rule before Jesus Christ. Those who run by “time” and chance” in the season of grace have little or no eternal reward for their physical struggles The Bible says: “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come” [1 Timothy 4:8] God wants you to win on this side and hereafter. To do so you must run with certainty of Truth, which is in Jesus Christ [1 Corinthians 9:25-26]
3. Hard work is good.
But hard word is no guarantee of good success, in this world or hereafter. Earthly riches have no assurance of good health, peace and eternal life. The Bible says: “Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven” [Proverbs 23:4-5] I preach priority, not indolence or poverty. Why should a man trust in the work of his hand over his eternal destiny? Those who prioritize earthly treasures over eternal relevance are trapped in idolatory. Thus says the LORD; “Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD” [Jeremiah 17: 5]
4. Seek Jesus Christ first.
The Bible say: “(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” [Matthew 6:32-33] Those who place Kingdom of God first have their priorities in sync with God. They shall neither fail nor die. Thus says the Lord: “…I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” [John 11:25] All you need to win is God on your side. The only way to seek and find Him is in Jesus Christ. Thus says the Lord: “All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him” [Luke 10:22]
5. Come to Jesus Christ today.
Before you seek God you must know who He is, as it is written: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” [Hebrews 11:6] Jesus Christ is God manifest in flesh and blood, as it is written: “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” [1Timothy 3:16] Seek Him today by confessing your sins and ask Him to forgive you. Accept Him as your Lord and Saviour.