Summary: the kingdom of God
Matt 6 v 25 - 34 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
1. The Privilege Of Seeking God. "But seek ye" ie. because he first sought us Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. John 3:16 For God so loved 2. The Priority Of Seeking God "seek ye first" 3. The Profit Of Seeking God "the kingdom of God" ie. Heaven The word kingdom here literally means rule or reign. a place where a king rules. To seek the kingdom of God is to seek the reign of God over your entire life. Mark 10:17 when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? The Dying Thief Luke 23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, A. It Means seeking the Glory of the king. B. Then it means seeking the Guidance of the king. C. Then it means seeking the Government of the king.
4. The Provision Of Seeking God and his righteousness; A Declared Righteousness "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (II Cor. 5:21). A Desired Righteousness Matt. 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” A Derived Righteousness "his righteousness" Phil. 3:9 Paul "And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:” Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 5. The Promise Of Seeking God "and all these things shall be added unto you." In v.19 finances. "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal" Missionary envelope 20 years In v.25 food. "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?" v.27 fitness."Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?" In v.28 fashion. "And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:”