I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. In such a frame of mind we might wish we could see the future, be certain of how things will work out. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. Tonight we will finish this verse. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? This verse ties the two notions together. Seek Ye First 1 A Principle 2 A People 3 A Priority 2.
First of a two part series. If we sit back and ponder our situation, how hopeless it may seem, little is accomplished. Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. In my Father's house are many rooms. Their priorities were all wrong. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others.
But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. New York: American Bible Society: , 1995-2013. If we take care about our souls and for eternity, which are more than the body and its life, we may leave it to God to provide for us food and raiment, which are less. Certainly it appears as if we have to do all the work, but it is not the reality. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture.
Is not the more than , and the than? As a youth he had to flee for his life from the jealous Saul. A large number of scholars do not believe in the miracle of prophecy and therefore insist that the Gospel of Matthew was written after the fall of Jerusalem because of the accuracy of the predicted events. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. This results in His blessing us with the desires of our hearts. There are many references among the books in the history of the early church that state that the Gospel of Matthew was originally written by Matthew in the biblical Hebrew language, and he was writing to an audience of Jews throughout the world who had become followers of Jesus. God loved both Job and Elijah, but He allowed Satan to absolutely pound Job all under His watchful eye , and He let that evil woman, Jezebel, break the spirit of His own prophet Elijah Job 1—2; 1 Kings 18—19. For they are content in the present.
What has come between you and God? Therefore I unto you, Take no for your , what ye shall , or what ye shall ; nor yet for your , what ye shall. Let us then listen to the Psalm, not worrying about the future, not worrying about what is or what might be. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. The good will be rewarded for their efforts. In context, people who would worry first about their own personal needs before considering God.
Are ye not better than they? Comparing this psalm with David's life, we may think that he had an unrealistic view of providence. It means we must not compromise first things. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading part of the book. But such is not the case. People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:33 Mt 6:33 Seek ye first the kingdom of God.
These verses really bring this topic into perspective. Contact me: openbibleinfo at gmail. The difference between ζητεῖν here and ἐπιζητεῖν in ver. Matthew 6:33 Context Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? So we seek our own will, we try to secure our goods. And when we are suffering our sight is even more limited. Improve this as an encouragement to trust in God. He felt the grief over being responsible for the death of his infant son.
It would be much better if we could just let go and trust the Lord to make the best of whatever we do. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. Start putting God first in your life today. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. Repentance and belief are the two foundational stepping stones by which entrance into this glorious Kingdom will be permitted.
Bible verses related to similar cross-references - Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. An error occurred while marking the devotional as read. Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a. These are the beginning steps toward seeking the Kingdom of God, which will ultimately result in eternal life in the family of God. Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons. He does not hide the workings of providence from us as a test of our trust, or a puzzle for us to sort out.
Seek first the kingdom of God, and make religion your business: say not that this is the way to starve; no, it is the way to be well provided for, even in this world. An error occurred while accessing favorites. God has always demanded that he come first. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. The promise is made that if we seek it first, and its righteousness, all earthly wants will be supplied. Certainly some amount of thoughtful consideration is important. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? But seeke ye first the kingdome of God, and his righteousnesse, and all these things shalbe added vnto you.