Jesus in his great disposition and exposition of Truth clearly tells us what to seek FIRST.
He is the WORD OF GOD made flesh; the express visible image of the “invisible God” and the mouthpiece of eternal Truth.
He is not just a proclaimer OF Truth but is one with the Father in whom there is ” no lie”.
He himself is THE TRUTH and the most reliable source of information than any other ” reliable news outlet” in the world.
Seek ye First The Kingdom of God.
It means that man would be offered many options, many priorities,many alternatives or palatives as the answer and panacea for his life.
The lonely are seeking company.
The sick are seeking healing from drugs, doctors, hospitals and all forms of ” alternative options” for their healing and health.
The young woman is seeking for a husband; A husband, a good wife.
The barren for children. The jobless for a high paying job.
The ignorant for education;
A nation and its people for a ” change” in government and their policies;
The poor for financial prosperity and abundance;The hungry for food and surplus ; the foolish for wisdom etc.
Every man is born a ” SEEKER” .
The only problem is that man is SEEKING LAST what he should be seeking FIRST.
If your priorities are not set in order, your life would end up in confusion and disarray.
Many people are sincerely searching for an end to their endless turmoil only to seek to draw water from ” dry” wells.
In this Kingdom whose King is its ONLY INFLUENCE, there is an “endless fountain of water” breaking forth into eternal life. No famine. No dryness. No recession. No error. No mistakes. No failure. No stress. No death.
Hear what the old sage commented:
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
“Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.”
Isaiah 55:1-2 KJV
No wise investor would spend his investments, including his time for that which will not profit him FIRST.
So God asks the question, why spend money on alternatives, options and endless promises that will never satisfy, when you can ” buy ” for free without ” money”.
Why seek LAST, after all other options and palatives have failed instead of seeking FIRST what CAN never FAIL?
Here is the great challenge of our soul.. Why seek for ” Bread” where it CAN NEVER BE AVAILABLE?
Do you shop for Clothes where their expertise is in furnitures? Do you seek for financial advice from a psychiatrist?
Why seek for the answers to LIFE outside the source of LIFE?
Why seek for the “LIVING” amongst the ” DEAD”?
Why labor endlessly for that which is corruptible and can never satisfy? Why invest time and energy FIRST for that which will end up LAST in relevance to our success and fulfillment in lifes journey? No one likes to be LAST in class,in a marathon race or in business.
Why should we end up being LAST IN LIFE because we did not set our priorities right from the onset.
Seek YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
This KING dominating all my affairs, FIRST is the key to having ” all other things added to me” that I have labored endlessly to get!
The answer to all life’s questions; all life’s issues; all life’s troubles; all life’s demands is SEEKING FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
No man having been shown the KEY to HIS LIFES QUESTIONS AND ISSUES,would be busy ” pursuing” other things that ” satisfies not”.
Hear what Christ says
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”
Matthew 13:44-46 KJV
It is like “ONE PEARL” which when one finds sells all he has just to get that PEARL!
It is like ” treasure ” in a field of many options/ distractions , that when he finds, for unending Joy “sells” or gives up his pursuit of other things just to own “THAT FIELD”. wow!
What ever man desires is in that “ONE FIELD”. What ever ” TREASURE one is seeking for is in that ONE FIELD.
Should it not be ” common sense” therefore to SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
As we ask for more illumination for our meditation, we shall look more closely at how we can begin to live in THIS KINGDOM, knowing that it is simply THE INFLUENCE OF THE KING in all that concerns us as LIFE.