Seeking His Kingdom 2

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. (Matthew 6:33 Holman Christian Standard Bible ©®)

Yesterday my hope was to charge you with considering what the ideas “seeking His Kingdom,” and “seeking His Righteousness,” mean. Definitions for Kingdom and righteousness vary widely. I suggest that His Kingdom exists in the places where He is obeyed. I suggest that righteousness is not following rules regarding good and evil or right and wrong, but following His Spirit. Since the curse of knowing that good and evil exist came upon humanity, humans have had a non-stop argument with regard to what is good and what is evil. Even when Yahweh presented a system of laws to the descendants of Israel through Moses, the argument has not stopped regarding how to interpret them.

The Holy Spirit is always right. If He tells a judge to enforce a law regarding prison or death, but tells an evangelist to present life to the judged person before the execution, both are right. So, I suggest that seeking His Kingdom and His righteousness can both be reduced to discerning His desires in my life, minute by minute, daily, and eternally, and obeying His desires. I suggest that doing those things first means that before any decision I make, I ask Him what decision to make.