Q. Re: Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
When we decide to serve Him FIRST, this decision must be followed by ACTION or it will be as useless as if we did not decide to do so in the first place. To honor God with your lips and not your heart is not acceptable. I’m worried. If I am doing anything like what I should be doing it will be a big surprise to me. And I suspect I am not alone. I just read that most of us are in the same boat. What do you think? Your opinion will be greatly appreciated. And anxiously awaited.
A. Remember that the Lord looks at the motives of our heart. If our motives are pure then our actions are acceptable, even if they mostly involve earning a living and raising a family. But if we’re living beyond our means with a mortgage or two, car loans and credit card debt, it’s pretty clear our heart is focused on the things of this world, no matter what we say about the Kingdom. That describes the vast majority of Christians today. Jesus said the location of our treasure shows where our heart is (Matt. 6:21).