But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33
The kingdom of God is within you…
In a sense, the Lord was telling the disciples that they were different than unbelievers. He tells His disciples to not worry about their basic survival needs, but to worry about God’s kingdom and His righteousness.
The world worries about their basic needs, but as God’s kingdom seekers we don’t need to worry about the bills, the rent, the clothing nor the food we will eat. It’s true that unbelievers are able to reap and sow. Hard work, dedication and self discipline pay off with God and without God. Many of them are financially stable, and well sustained by their own human strength. Yet they worry themselves to death, literally.
- The Lord does not want us to worry about our needs being met.
- Seeking God’s kingdom and righteousness, equals the provision of God in our lives.
The kingdom of God is when God’s power interrupts people’s soul cycles and ordinary lives. Jesus says, if I cast out demons by the power of God- then the kingdom of God has come unto you. God wants us to seek this power which can only be attained by seeking Him! We need the power of God to cast demons out of people’s lives or off their bodies! Apart from God, we cannot bring His kingdom to others and we should worry about that! And only by seeking God will we have the unction to use discernment, gifts of knowledge, gifts of healing or any of the gifts to radically change people’s lives.
Apart from God we can do nothing, at least not His will. Doing what is right in God’s standard is righteousness, and obedience to His written will is what we should diligently pursue. When we take care of God’s business, He will take care of ours!