THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 12:22-31
“But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.” (Luke 12:31)
In Matthew’s account, Jesus says to seek God’s kingdom AND righteousness.
These both go together, and can be summarized as God’s kingdom.
God’s kingdom is the world as God intended it to be.
God’s righteousness is the way God intended us to live.
If we pursue one, we pursue the other, for both reflect God’s character.
Jesus is urging us to make our top priority God’s dream for this world.
God’s dream includes: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, etc.
This was Adam and Eve’s task from the beginning.
God provided their daily needs, what they needed to serve His kingdom.
We pursue God’s honour, kingdom and will, and He provides the rest.
This is also how we are to pray – seeking these things first.
This is what LIFE actually consists of – the God life!
Our mistake is to pursue the ‘everything else’, seeking life in them.
But the good life is not found in food, clothing, money, sex, fame, etc.
We will not find life (contentment, joy) until we pursue the God life.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to see that if I really want to be fulfilled – to live the full life – then pursuing Your kingdom dream is the only way! Nothing else will satisfy or last.