Seeking The Kingdom Of God

The ONE TRUE CHURCH is the Body of Christ which is made up of all believers.

 

While it is true we are told to not forsake assembling together……Jesus also said where 2 or more are gathered in His name, He is there. (Matt 18:20)

 

The purpose of assembling together (fellowship) is to help each other, lift each other up, in the faith — to worship our lord – and to grow spiritually through the reading/teaching of His word. It keeps us in the faith and strengthens our faith.

 

Luke 4:43    43 but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.”

 

Luke 12:22-34

Seek the Kingdom of God

22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?

29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

 

Commentary: 12:22-24. Jesus first noted that anxiety is foolish because life consists of far more than what one eats or wears (cf. v. 15). Jesus again referred to birds (cf. vv. 6-7) to point out that since His disciples were more valuable than ravens, which God feeds, He cares for them. (Unlike sparrows, ravens were not sold for they are scavengers.)

12:25-28. Jesus next pointed out that worry is foolish because it cannot change the situation. Not one hour can be added to one’s life so it is ridiculous to worry. Again Jesus went to the natural realm (lilies and grass) to point out that God takes care of what belongs to Him.

12:29-31. Finally Jesus pointed out that worry is foolish because worry is the attitude of pagans. The pagan world is concerned with the material things of life and not with life’s ultimately important spiritual realities. On the other hand one who pursues spiritual matters (seeking God’s kingdom) will also receive from God material provisions.

12:32-34. Jesus then told His disciples not to fear (cf. vv. 4, 7). He compared them to a little flock, a seemingly defenseless group which could be preyed on. To make them even more defenseless Christ instructed, Sell your possessions and give to the poor. (Luke later came back to this subject in chaps. 16 and 19.) This is also what the early church did (Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-37). Jesus’ point was that if His followers had a treasure on earth they would think about it. But if they instead had a treasure in heaven, which is safe from theft and decay by moths, and were “rich toward God” (Luke 12:21), they would be concerned with matters pertaining to the kingdom and therefore would not be in a state of anxiety.

 

These are wonderful words from God!

 

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

Prayer:   Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit.. I praise You for Your grace in sending Your wisdom about “Seeking the Kingdom of God.”  Please bless all those who have read this article for they too seek Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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