Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tues., 6/26/12 Devotion (Matt. 6:33)

Today's encouragement comes from Matthew 6:33, where we read these words:

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

People would get everything they needed, if they would first seek that which they refuse to look for (in their natural state): namely, Christ, in the context of His true church. All worry is a result of misplaced priorities. In Matt. 6, we are told not to worry about what we wear, or eat, etc. The Messiah promises us that, if we seek Him and His kingdom, these things will all be added to us.

God is not cruel with us--He is kind to us. He knows the needs of His children; but He loves us enough to remind us of our greater (and more profound need): to seek Him.

[Puritan quote of the day: "We should not look at our services to God only as duties enjoined, but as high privileges, as dignities put upon us that we should glory in His service." --Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "The Excellency of a Gracious Spirit"]