In a day of carelessness and casual Christianity, it is paramount and imperative—it is a must—that we look at our priorities frequently. What comes first in our lives? What is the most important and driving ambition of our existence? The Lord Jesus declared of Himself, “I come not to do my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me.” He commands us, as well as all of His disciples in the text given above. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” I fear that there are some among us who do not take God and His Word seriously. “Seek ye first . . .” We often treat the Lord’s Day as any other day, and not a day of worship and fellowship with other believers, witnessing, praying, and studying God’s word.
There are many who take off for pleasure and secondary things and do not attend upon worship of the living God and fellowship of His people. I fear there are those among us who are not serious about the great things of our loving God. Often, even in our giving, we are not seeking first God and His righteousness. It is not how much we give, but how we give and what we do with that which is left.
These “grand and awful” days in which we live call for a renewed sense of dedication and direction. I thank God for the great many among our number who take seriously the commands of our blessed Lord. I urge you in light of eternity, in the brevity of time, in the truth of the soon coming of our Lord Jesus that you seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness—for yourself and for others.