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Seek First

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness
Then all these things (your needs) will be added – to your life and heart and soul and joy.

I have long meditated on this verse for the purpose of making a part of the very foundation for the way I live life. Whether things are going well or poorly financially, socially or mentally, I have sought to make this the mainspring for my motives in order to stay in right relationship with my God.

But for a long time I puzzled over the real meaning of this word kingdom. I have been asking God to show me what that actually means for my own life. The seeking His righteousness part has been becoming more clear to me over recent years, for after I shifted from focusing so much on righteousness in my own life (to 'get ready for Jesus to come') toward celebrating and meditating on how good God's righteousness is, things make so…