He wants us to truly understand our worth and position in His Kingdom! Things are being made by mankind and they will come and go, but your worth in the Lord God’s Kingdom will always remain the same. And your value does not increase because you are famous or have acquired more material things! That has nothing to do with your worth in His Kingdom! For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, “You sit here in a good place,” and say to the poor man, “You stand there,” or, “Sit here at my footstool,” have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? James 2:2-5
Why would Kingdom citizens ever worry? The Lord Jesus made this statement concerning the things we worry about: “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” Matthew 6:25
King Jesus wants us to know that we are more important than the things we work to acquire. Would it surprise you to learn that most religions are built around the promise to meet these very same needs as a priority? Remember this one thing; meeting human needs are the promises of all religions. The priority in religious prayers and petitions is for personal needs to be met. Human need is what drives religion.
Remember that the Lord God established His priority at the very beginning and made it clear by His own declaration to mankind. The Lord Jesus came to earth and reestablished His number one priority. But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 The Lord God knows of all that we need. Those needs are met as a byproduct of being in His Kingdom and following the instructions of this one command. Everything else comes into order when we make His priority our priority. God’s Kingdom is eternal, all other things are temporary. His two priorities for His citizens are 1)Seeking His Kingdom and 2) His righteousness—meaning to stay in right standing with His Word and His commands. Remember what Jesus said: “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” John 14:15
King Jesus tells us “don’t worry about your life”. The word worry means to consume in thought, to establish as our first interest, mental preoccupation, priority, concern, fretting, fear of the unknown and to rehearse the future over which we have no control. Worry will consume you and make an issue bigger than the Father in your eyes. If we ever truly get a revelation of how great our Father is and how He loves His people, we would never worry.
If you seek the Kingdom FIRST, then you will have no concern for other things. Then those things which you need will be provided for you by the King. By loving Him and obeying His Word, you are positioned in right standing with our King. Keep in mind what the Lord Jesus stated to the religious leaders: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38 He created us and He commands our attention.
The Lord Jesus’ first instruction to mankind was to SEEK. To seek means to pursue, study, explore, expand, learn and consider. What you seek is what you desire to know and becomes your focus. You want to know everything there is to know about what you are seeking, to the point of intimate knowledge. To seek also means to give diligent dedication to and to preoccupy one’s self with that which one is seeking. If you really want the Kingdom, it must be pursued, studied, understood and learned. As Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
When you truly seek God’s Kingdom and His righteousness FIRST, you will also truly understand your self worth in His Kingdom. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 “If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32
Remember, your greatest asset in the Kingdom is your faith in His Word.
All scriptures are NKJV unless noted
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