PRIORITY ONE!

by Pastor Alfred Abadilla

Matthew 6:33 (ESV) –33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
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When my priorities are not in order, for sure my life will not be in order. For example, I received my salary from an ATM machine at the mall. I saw a lot of things that were very attractive to me. In no time, I just bought it without thinking if I really needed it. When problems come later on, then only can I realized that it was not my priority in the first place. Likewise, in my work, if I did not set which is my first priority, I’m sure it will be messed up.

Now the question is: what is my priority? Or what is your first priority?

More often, we prioritized others things rather than God. When someone is asking the same question to us, the first thing that comes in our mind is my family, my Job, my career, my saving, and other things. How about God? Sometimes we remember God only in times of troubles because we did not put Him as our first priority.

At verse 33” But seek first the kingdom of God”  

The word seeks means to “actively pursue” or “desire to obtain” In this verse Jesus already told us what should be our first priority. Every day in our lives, we ought to seek first the kingdom of God. In order to seek the kingdom, we must first seek the King. Because we cannot have the kingdom without king. Jesus wants to be our King on the throne of our heart.

Not only are we to seek His Kingdom but also to seek “His righteousness” not only are we to be seeking God’s control over us, but we are also to be seeking God’s character within us. We must desire it. Jesus said in Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Again the lord says that if you seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all things will be added to you. Now what “things” was the Lord referring to? God doesn’t give us everything we want, but God always give us what we need. If you have a genuine faith seeking God, then all the pleasurable things in this world will not be our priority but only God who will gives us the real pleasure forevermore.

Allow Jesus Christ to be our Lord. Put Him first as our priority. Live every moment for Him, and He will take care of the rest.

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