33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Mt. 6:33, 34)
I am glad to meet you again in the grace of God. Now I want to read verse 33. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. “ Do you understand this verse in your heart? Because the passage reveals the purpose of our life, our faith and our church life. What is our purpose of our lives every day? It is to seek the kingdom of God and the righteousness. It means that we live in the center of the kingdom and the righteousness in every day. Actually it means that it is to glorify God and enjoy God. It the ultimate goal in our lives.
I think two things about such life.
First, What does he kingdom of God mean?
The kingdom of God is his ruling over us. Only he is the King and the Lord. Who is your king and your Lord? Jesus Christ. Do you admit the fact in your life? So when we think the kingdom in our lives we have to understand the Lordship and the kingship. My Lord is Jesus in the any place and in any situation. I should stay at the place. When Jesus rules over us, our lives enjoy the kingdom of God. Whenever we eat and drink, we enjoy that righteousness, peace and delight in our heart. Why? Because the kingdom works in our heart. Do you believe in it? Before we go to the heaven, we have to enjoy that grace in the world. Even though we meet many troubles , we are able to enjoy them.
In Cambodia life of church, we meet many necessity in the actual life. Then we have to, first of all, seek the kingdom.
Second, What is the righteousness mean?
It is the Word of God. Righteousness means the ruler and the standard in every thing. What is your standard and your criteria in all things? It is not my thinking, my family my tradition and my national law, but the Word of God, the special revelation, the Scripture. Do you believe in it? When we accept it, we can find the kingdom of God.
So we have to read the Scripture. We have to understand the meaning in our heart.
How much do you read the Bible? A certain denomination stressed that leader should read the bible 100 times before he study the seminary. Why do we read the Bible? More important, we can find the righteousness in our lives. Do you know that standard in your life?
This church should make decision to read the bible 1 time in this year from you yourself.
Then living God shall show the wonderful world in your heart, the world of the righteousness. Then our heart shall be changed into brightness out of the darkness. He shall receive the wonderful power out of God. The church shall be changed into the precious grace.
Third, What is the blessing of God to us?
- God promise that and” all these things will be given to you as well.” What is all these things? It include eating, drinking, sleeping and acting and also all spiritual blessing in your lives.
Deuteronomy chapter 28:1-6 says “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.4 The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
“ When we first seek the word of God, He shall outpour every thing to us. “Do you believe in it?
So our Lord exhorted us “34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
When we meet every problem, remember this promise. Simply we should live humbly to any situation.
I want that the church member live very well every day, it is wonderful grace and blessing.
May the grace be with you all.
We thank you for your wonderful revelation of our blessing life.
Help us to know the kingdom of God and the righteousness.
Provide your wonderful grace to us.
I pray these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.