BE PASSIONATE ABOUT KINGDOM EXPANSION – Pastor Chris
Friday, April 6, 2018
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
Jesus said, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things” (Matthew 6:31-32). This is beautiful! God knows everything you need, and because He’s already made them available to you, He says, “Have no cares.” Don’t worry about what to eat, what to wear, where to stay, because all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21). All He wants is for you to be passionate about His Kingdom and its expansion in the earth.
Many experience defeat and the down-life because they’ve majored on the minors. They chase after money, fame, and the material things of life, ignoring the Lord’s admonition to seek first the Kingdom. He said if you seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, then you automatically “annex” these “goodies of life” that the Gentiles seek. He’s not talking about bringing these good things or blessings into your life; rather, they’re an extension.
The Greek word for “added” in our opening verse is “prostithemi,” and it means annex, to lay beside or go with. The good things of life lie beside or go with the Kingdom, and His righteousness; you don’t have to pursue them. As you commit yourself to the preaching and spread of the Gospel, every earthly blessing you require is laid side by side with it; they’re connected; more like a reaction.
Our God is gracious and kind. He didn’t create you to suffer and grind through life. Just do His will. Just follow His Word, and you’ll enjoy life to the full, basking in the euphoria of your inheritance in Christ. O, the blessedness of the life He’s given us, where we don’t have to struggle to do or have anything, except to be passionate about Kingdom expansion!
Make God’s business of soul winning your focus and dream, and you’ll never have to struggle or keep “believing” God for the material things of life.
Blessed Father, I thank you for educating my spirit with your Word, and helping me realize the true essence of life. I live for the Gospel. I live for the establishment and expansion of your Kingdom on earth! Thank you for blessing me with all things that I require for life and godliness; indeed, all things are mine, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Peter 1:2-3
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Luke 11:1-13 & Judges 1-2
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Romans 8:1-11 & Psalm 109
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