By Edison D Bynce
Text: Matthew 6:25 – 34 (Yep, get your Bible out to read) 🙂
In this text, the word "seek" speaks of seeking in order to find. The word "first" has the connotations of first in time, place, order, and importance. The kingdom is the rule or the reign of God. Matthew often uses the expression the kingdom of heaven, more so than the kingdom of God, perhaps because he was writing primarily to a Jewish audience. The Jews out of their reverence for God's name preferred to use the term the kingdom of heaven.
Seeking first the kingdom of God involves prioritizing our relationship with God. God's kingdom must be established in us before we can talk about it being established anywhere else. The ………