POINT OF ORDER
MATTHEW 6: 31 - 34
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JESUS CHRIST said: "Seek first the kingdom of God and His
righteousness..." Thus, He has given to us the table of
contents for a contented, contributing life.
People who fail to order life after this insightful instruction
crucify themselves daily between two thieves: the regrets of
yesterday and the worries about tomorrow.
Observe the simple segments of this stellar statement:
I.PURSUIT - "Seek"
The verb "seek" implies being absorbed in the search for, a
persevering effort to obtain. "Be constantly seeking..."
The intensity with which we must perpetually "seek" His will is
found in a statement from Hebrews 12:1 & 2 "Let us run with
endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus..."
"Looking" translates the word "AP-HORAN." It reveals the single
mindedness of the search. "AP" means "from, away from." HORAN
means "to look." Thus, we are to consciously look always from
those worldly things that might attract us and deliberately
focus our undivided attention of Christ.
Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish theologian and philosopher, told a
parable that illustrates the price to be paid for failing to
"seek" first things first.
A wild duck was flying northward across Europe with his mate
during the spring. En route he happened to land in a barnyard
in Denmark, where he quickly made friends with the ducks that
livedthere. The wild duck enjoyed the grain and fresh water
with the tame ducks. He decided to stay a hour longer than his
friends as they left. He then decided to stay another day, ...
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