November 30, 2020

Seek God and His Righteousness - Bro. T. Stephen

I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

From the above context we learn that God wants us to seek Him and His righteousness that we may be blessed. Jesus has just told his followers not to worry about material things such as food or clothing, as God will provide the needs of his followers. Jesus presented a discussion on how one must not pursue wealth and material things more than God. Not one word in the Scripture is superfluous. Jesus having taught His disciples to pray to the Father in faith,  gave a long dissertation on the futility of fretting, the fruitlessness of worry, and the anxiety that is caused when our primary attention is on how we can provide for our own temporal necessities of life.

Through a series of beautiful examples, Jesus points out that both birds and lilies do not fret for their food or clothing, but are graciously cared for by God, pointing out that His children are infinitely more precious to Him than pretty flowers or feathered foul. But then comes the important teaching that instead of futile fretting and needless worry, our principal thoughts and prime pursuit should be on the eternal kingdom of God and the righteousness that flows from Him.

God knows that worry entraps the heart and fear fractures faith, which can cause a believer to fall down into a pit of despair.  He also knows that we have daily needs and He has given many precious promises throughout the Scripture that He will be our Provider for all the needs and necessities of life – if we will but simply trust in Him. Instead of seeking first the things of this world, through our own effort, God urges us   to seek Him first – to develop a right perspective, to exchange natural thinking for godly thinking. So as we trust Him to fulfil His promise to provide for our needs, remembering that He is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, let us take the words of Jesus to heart to seek GOD first, and make HIM our main focus, today and every day.

This message was specially prepared for you, as many of you who are reading this message are worried over many things. You are worried over your husband who is ill or because he is a drunkard.  You do not know how to control him. You wish deep in your heart, how good it would be if only your husband doesn’t drink.  You may   be married for more than seven years and until now you may have been childless. As a result you are going through   a shameful   life.  You never attend any function, because your relatives might hurt you. You think when will God bless me with a child, then I can proudly show my child to others. When will God clear all my debts? How will I pay back all the creditors. Will God make a way for me? God will surely make a way for you and turn all your sorrows into joy when you seek God and His Righteousness, then He will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches, in Christ Jesus. Kindly look to Jesus. He will solve all your problems. He will set you free from every difficult situation. God Bless you.

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank You Lord for teaching us that we need to seek God and His kingdom, and not the things of this world. Loving Father, we know that too often due to lack of faith in Your promises of provision  we  have  sought  after the things of this world  by ourselves.  We confess that this is because of the lack of faith in You and we pray that the eyes of our heart would be focussed on You, from this day forward.

In Jesus name we pray.


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