In continuation of our discussion, we will anchor our discussion on Matthew 6:33 which says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness ; and all these things shall be added unto you.” This is perhaps one verse of the scripture that has been used more than ever by believers and yet the least understood.
The first part addresses the Spirituality side of man. ‘Seek you first the Kingdom of God’, meaning seeking God and His kingdom should be man’s first priority. Man should seek to maintain his relationship with God, strive to get his fellow men to also have and maintain that relationship with God, and by so doing the kingdom of God on earth will be established.
The second part ‘and His righteousness’, addresses man’s code of conduct in his earthly affairs. While the third part ‘and these things shall be added unto you’, addresses the secular part of man’s mandate. The other things include career, business pursuit, material possession, wealth and riches.
However, somewhere in between this verse is something many of us have been missing for a long time. This is in the word ‘First’. The first part that says ‘seek ye first’ means let God be your priority, and you can then seek other things. This is where many of us have been wrong for years. We have been seeking God while leaving other things which include governance, business pursuit and others untouched. This is the reason why we have left the political field for people who have no business being in government.
Unfortunately, every decision made by these people have immediate and far reaching effect on all of us and even our unborn children, mindless of the fact that we are seeking God. In seeking God first, you must necessarily seek other things because you are to have dominion and subdue the earth. God has promised to add those other things to you, but they will not just drop on your laps, you will work towards them be added to you.
This is why ‘sowing seed’ without finding gainful employment will only lead to frustration. It is also why the business you labour hard to build will become the victim of multiple taxation in the hands of heartless government officials who have lost touch with God.
Seek God first, then seek other things, including political office and participation in government. If we continue to hide, we will continue to be victims of wrong policies. How do you live a righteous life in a system that is perversely corrupt? Sadly, the perversion will continue to increase because we keep allowing more of the perverts to rule over us. It is time to say No.
Stay tuned for the third part of this series in the next broadcast.
Have a great day and stay blessed.