Food for ThoughtMatthew 6:33 Righteousness
Food for Thought
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Matthew 6:33 Complete Jewish Bible

33. But seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

God calls us to position ourselves so that we allow more of Him in.  When we plunge into the deep waters of holiness we perceive things differently and more in line with the way God thinks.    We must keep in constant touch with our Lord because this world, the enemy and our flesh are continuously pursuing us.

He must be our first thought when we wake up in the morning and our last thought as we fall asleep.  When we pursue Him, we are better able to see what is righteous behavior. His righteousness is our through Christ.  This sets us up for success because it moves us away from sin. We are to engage our Creator with a great desire to understand Him.    

When we seek God our eyes are open to how desperately we need Him.  We become nourished by His love and realize He alone is our sustenance.   The more we know God, the more we see how infinite He is and that His ways are right and important to live by for our well being.  

“Righteousness is the state of moral perfection required by God to enter heaven.”

We cannot enter heaven on our own merit.  Jesus died for us and His sacrifice opened the door of heaven for those who believe in Him.  

Our relationship with God goes as deep and as close as we allow it.   God gives the invitation for intimacy and waits for us to pursue relationship with Him. There are seasons  God pursues us, but in the times He stands back and is silent, He usually wants us to stretch forth and find Him.   

James 4:8 New King James Version   

8. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you

God does not keep anything good from us.  As it has been said, He gave His one and only Son to die for us; that is the ultimate gift.  So why would He keep anything from us that would obviously be less valuable?

Romans 8:32 Complete Jewish Bible   

32. He who did not spare even his own Son, but gave him up on behalf of us all — is it possible that, having given us his Son, he would not give us everything else too?

When we walk after God we are putting ourselves in His path of blessing.  The curtain that leads to the holy of holies is opened wide. When we choose to seek after Him we move through that curtain and are translated into His kingdom of limitless access to everything He has.  Spending time with God and drawing close to Him is to our benefit.

challenge:  Spend time in the word; spend time on your knees worshipping and praying and spend time in the Lord’s presence in silence. Listen for His voice.

God bless


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.