Since the beginning of the earth, man has been trying to fulfill his desires but he is not successful towards his goal. It was not like this manner while God created man in his own image and placed him in the garden of Eden. Man’s shallow faith forced him to receive the curse from the Lord. Now the earth is under the curse of God and it becomes hard to get anything easily ( Genesis 3:17-19, 23-24).
He had to focus on his survival in a hostile land since he lost his blessed position. In today’s time, man has been working so hard to bring the food before his table, to cover himself with clothes, and to make a shelter for his life.
Man has to think about his shelter, food, and cloth as he is separated from the Lord. But Jesus says whosoever will follow him and keep his ways will not have to think those above things which are extremely needed for man.
Jesus told his disciples that they are very precious in the sight of the Lord and much more valuable than any other creature. He asked his disciples to seek God’s kingdom first and all the needed items will be given to them.
Though man has forgotten God, he remembers his creation and his love made him deny his glorious position and he came on this earth to bring him back into his previous position. In order to do so, he gave himself on the cross and prepared the way for man to achieve salvation.
Seek First The Kingdom Of God
The Lord demands man to seek his kingdom first as it is the first and foremost duty for him. Jesus asked one question to his disciples in Matthew 16:26 what can a man give in return for his soul? Jesus expressed the value of a man’s soul that cannot be exchanged with anything. Often people just ignore the importance of their souls that they got from the Lord.
With the knowledge of the importance of the soul, man must proceed to seek God’s kingdom which is eternal. People around us are very busy with this world and they are indifferent to think of God’s kingdom.
In Romans 12:2 Paul asked the believers not to follow this world rather they should live for the Lord. It is man’s duty to put God first in his life and seek heaven where he will dwell permanently after his death.
In Philippians 3 Paul narrated his goal and how he hoped the kingdom of God to achieve. He understood this world is rubbish and it could not give him anything better. He realized that truth with the knowledge of Jesus.
God wants to live with man and he asked him to ponder about heaven where the righteous will live forever. It is man’s part to wash from his iniquities by the precious blood of Jesus. He must obey the salvation plan as it is recorded in the book of Acts. So, man will be blessed by the Lord, the moment he turns from sin and seeks God’s kingdom in his life.
And His Righteousness
God has made many promises since he created man. He also asked the man to follow his righteousness by obeying his commandments. To become a sinless man, the Lord has given many laws in the old Testament. But man failed to wash away his sins so at last God showed his mercy and gave himself for the sake of the entire human being.
God revealed Himself in the flesh of Jesus and walked with man and gave many good lessons so man can be turned from his sinful acts. Jesus teaches his disciples to serve God with a whole heart which means to put God above all. When a man does so and lives according to the will of God, he feels the changes and becomes a new creation in Christ.
God is righteous and he demands man to follow his nature so that he can be able to communicate with them. Everyman should follow God’s righteousness in their lives to receive God’s blessings and mercy throughout their lives.
God’s holiness demanded him to be disconnected while Adam and Eve committed sin. God is just and he cannot allow any action that violates his attributes. So, God wants man to walk in righteousness in order to have fellowship with him.
In this grace period, God has shown his mercy upon mankind so they can understand his righteousness and save himself from the upcoming wrath that is waiting for the unrighteous man.
All These Things Shall Be Added To You
Jesus assures his disciples not to worry about the Future. There are many people in the world who are rich and possess many worldly materials but still, they have a fear of the future. Jesus says here not to depend on their wealth but to rely on him as he holds the future.
People of other faiths often face poverty in their lives and most of them have the tendency to store their needs for their future. They do not know the one true God and that makes them worry about their future. But the followers of Jesus Christ should not have the same mind as the people who do not know Jesus.
The Bible tells us that God is in control of everything and his children will not have any want. If they seek him in their lives and walk in his righteousness then they will be given all their needs at the right time.
It is true that the nation or any individual person who received Jesus in their lives got many blessings and prospered in every way.