Neither shall they say, Lo here! Keep up the Good work, for you are gathering for yourself treasures in Heaven and your serving the bread of life to many! He was seeking NOTHING else but doing the will of the Father. Expositors Bible Commentary (Abridged Edition): New Testament, 15 “The time has come,” he said. Repent, and believe in the gospel." So there are really two questions that come to mind: The first is how should we understand the word “first” in Matthew 6:33, since there is no indication that this word was added by bible translators as it is sometimes the case. Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. Colossians 1:13. They are then peaceful in taking their decision simply because they “consulted” with God first, even though they may have not gotten an answer from Him (I am certainly guilty of that). He knew the people who will be fulfilled! The idea behind "`Here it is' or `There it is'" is that of the kingdom's authoritative presence. That does not mean that he did not sign treaties or negotiated whenever the opportunities presented themselves. Bible verses related to The Kingdom Of God from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order . We see therefore that although Matthew 6:33 states “Seek ye first”, it actually gives no room for something else to be sought after. Wealth was “given” to Him by God. If we are honest with ourselves, most of us have wrestled at least at some point with the question: How do I seek God first? May our Father give you the answers that you are looking for. I believe I understand why you feel this way after reading this article (and perhaps the next too, if you have). And there is a “BIG” difference between these two interpretations. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. What is the result of seeking God’s kingdom and righteousness first? Indeed, if there is something to be sought “first”, then logic demands that, at least, there must be something to be sought “second”. ( Log Out / Repent and believe the good news!”. And this should be my priority in life (not in the morning, etc., but in life). And that means continuously offering ourselves to God for His service. Within such a framework of commitment, Jesus' disciples are assured that all the necessary things will be given them by their heavenly Father. Rene…Que el Señor te bendiga abundantemente! For example, I can pray every day for me to do well on my job, to get promoted etc. In answer to the question "When?" Luke 12:31 – But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. That’s my goal for 2017. From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”, Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”, Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’. Regis, as I grow older I have noticed that when a human stops seeking God and asking questions, the education stops also. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.Luke 8:10 - And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.Matthew 6:19-21 - Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: (Read More...)Luke 11:20 - But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.Matthew 13:11 - He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.Matthew 7:21 - Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.1 Corinthians 6:9 - Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? And when that is the case, God promises that everything we need to live in this life will be given unto us, because our priority is to please HIM, not ourselves. We shall see that most likely this is the very same thing Jesus is requiring of us in Matthew, that we forget ourselves and that instead we focus on God’s business. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven. God richly bless you. What we are taught by our society and the educational system is the exact opposite of what God would like us to do. Why “righteousness” is not mentioned here is, I am sure, an entirely different topic, which is well beyond the scope of this article. Matthew 19:14. heaven children. (Part 1 of 7), Really, a faith as small as a mustard seed can move a mountain? The parallel record of Luke 12:31: It is interesting to note that Luke 12:31, which conveys essentially the same message as Matthew 6:33, does not include the word “first”. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”. teach me man of god i want to lern more from u. Repent and believe. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. Obviously nothing! The things listed throughout Matthew 6, which are everything us, human beings, typically seek in life: “what we shall eat, what we shall drink, what we shall put on”. There is a realm of spiritual blessing into which we may enter today and enjoy in part but in reality the blessings of God's Kingdom (reign).” Summary of the Kingdom of God . I believe in Matthew, we are exhorted, commanded to have the same kind of “undivided” focus toward God’s business. 2Th 2:1-2; 2Pe 3:3-4 for concerns that Christians had). He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (v.20), Jesus says that the kingdom will not come as an observable process; that is, it will come suddenly. The example of King Solomon: King Solomon became the wisest and richest man to ever live, and 2 Chronicles 1: 7-12 records how this came to be. I see the great work you are at Instant Devotion.com. They will form a new society who would be formally appointed (3:14) and sent out in mission (6:7). But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. May the Lord give all of us whatever is necessary to believe that promise and unlearn what society has taught us. Thank you for visiting! I could have not said it better! Society and the educational system teaches us to do x y & z worship strength almighty. If a verse or topic does not belong, please contact us. Jesus is thus saying that people are the subjects, not the timekeepers, of God's kingdom. Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. He knew where to find those demon possessed! I am not sure however that I share the thinking that the usage of first necessarily implies the need for a second…at least not based on this verse. ( Log Out / “On the occasion that this worked for me, I remained unfilled”. So the obvious question is this: If “every” imaginable natural need we seek to satisfy in life will be “given” to us, what else is there to seek? I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. He shall guide those who desire to know Him more. I can pray every day but not seeking His Kingdom. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Who cannot love this verse! Interesting post and take, there is certainly a need for clarification on this subject. Amen to that Joseph! Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Amen. “The kingdom of God has come near. Now we know King Solomon indeed became “very” rich. John 18:36 - Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.Romans 14:17 - For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.Luke 17:21 - Neither shall they say, Lo here!