31 Therefore take no thought, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or, 'What shall we drink?' or, 'With what shall we be clothed?'
32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need these.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you.3 [Notice! To pursue the righteousness of God and His Kingdom is supposed to be the highest priority of your life — more than your efforts to provide money, food, clothing, etc. Seek first the kingdom, which is peace, righteousness, and joy in the Spirit. Rom 14:17. To do so, in many scriptures, he told us, "Come to me;" come — not to sect services that claim He is in their building, not to prayer meetings, not to altar calls, not to read the Bible; Jesus even said that studying the scriptures is not coming to Him. John 5:39-40. We must go directly to Him; he told us us how to seek Him, the one thing that is needed: to sit at His feet and listen to His words that he speaks to us, Luke 10:39-42. We sit by waiting in humble silence, listening, and watching while thinking of the name of Jesus; when we hear Him speak to us and then obey, we are following Jesus. From the Word of the Lord within: "You can live in heaven and still walk the earth. Seek first the kingdom, and all else will be provided — provided you stay on course. He told us it was not enough to seek God, we must seek with all our heart and soul. Come to me, and I will guide the meek and lowly. God is not found going to services or reading about him. There is only one thing needful. Hear me, my children. Come to me, and I will speak to your souls. O seek the Lord you mighty, while you still have strength." How you spend your free time determines your priority.]
6 And without faith it is impossible to please him. He who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.2 [The Lord told us to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness as the highest priority of our life. Mat 6:33. Then he told us us how, the one thing that is needed; to sit at His feet and listen to His words that he speaks to us, Luke 10:39-42; we sit at his feet by waiting in humble silence, listening, and watching while thinking of the name of Jesus. When we obey what we hear Him tell us to do, we are following Jesus. From the Word of the Lord within: "In humble silence we sit and wait. Think on His name. Sit with me, and I will make you clean. Sit with me, and I will reveal all. Follow me as fast as you can; you start by sitting. If those who hear will obey, their progress will be swift."]
29 But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. [Where is God to be turned to with all our heart and soul and found? In Deu 30:14, God tells us: "the word," (who is God, John 1:1), "is very near to you, in your mouth and in your heart so that you may obey it." From the Word of the Lord within: "God is not found going to services or reading about him." God has given the light to every man who comes into the world so that each man might believe, John 1:7,9. Christ, the word and light, is within you, patiently waiting for you to seek Him in your heart so that he might teach you how to live godly and righteously in this present world. From the Word of the Lord within: "He told us it was not enough to seek God, we must seek with all our heart and soul. You will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart. It is not enough to believe in Jesus; we must believe what He says and then act on it."]
|1 Chronicles 16:11 |
11 Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face, to be in His presence continually!1 [Turn inward to seek God for what may be known of God is revealed in them, Rom 1:19. God and Christ are only known by revelation. Mat 11:27. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Mat 5:8. And every man who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as He [Jesus] is pure. John 3:3. From the Word of the Lord within: "We stand in His presence; in the kingdom we stand before God and His holy angels; we behold His beauty. We stand in the presence of God speaking forth His words as commanded. A perfect man hears what to do — a time of great joy."]