seek ye first the kingdom of God and his rightouness and all these things shall be added?

what does it mean seek ye first the kingdom of God rightouaness

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    As the shorter catechism says (No. 1) in answer to the question, "What is man's chief end [purpose]?"

    "Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever."

    Any person arriving at that goal in their life is seeking firs the Kingdom of God and his righteousness. They desire pleasing God as their priority. The rest of this world's attractions seem tarnished by comparison. They delight in the love and "Well done" of their Lord.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Here is a case where you need to read the whole talk Jesus gave. It is called the Sermon on the Mount.

    You also will benefit from reading these verses in several different translations. The thinking becomes much clearer.

    Specifically the section where Jesus explains your question starts in verse 19 and concludes in verse 33. If you would be a real Christian, do not be overly concerned about acquiring riches. God knows you need food, clothing and shelter. If you are serving Him, He will make sure you have theses things. So there is no need to be anxious as to where your next meal is coming from.

    His admonition for you to be pleasing to God is contained in his words where he says to 'seek the Kingdom and righteousness first, then God will make sure you have food clothing and shelter.

    How do you seek God's righteousness? Read and meditate on the Bible. How do you seek the Kingdom first? Be doing what both God and Jesus tell you to do. What does that mean? Go to John 3:16 and 36. These two verses will give you a start. Faith and obedience are required.

    If you are serious with your question, you will explore this Bible information and have your Bible questions answered from your own Bible.

    http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/

    Source(s): Holy Bible nwt
  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Two schools of thought on this:

    It might mean chronologically - if you begin the journey at a younger age in your walk with Christ.

    It may mean give the Kingdom first consideration in all your decisions in life; marriage, career, finances, leisure activities, even what you eat.

    Personally, I would encourage both whenever possible; ALWAYS seeking, continuously.

    The "Kingdom" of God, or of Heaven (the same thing) is that unseen Kingdom in the inner being of those who have received Salvation through Christ, the spreading of the same person-to-person, doing good deeds in that Name wherever you go, and someday enjoying that actual PHYSICAL Kingdom on this earth with all the saved through past ages with Christ as Righteous Ruler of this world (we don't know when this will occur).

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    This is speaking of gods kingdom, which is a real government established by jehovah god with a king chosen by god. The king chosen is jesus christ. He is greater than any human king past or present (1tim 6:15). Gods kingdom rules from heaven and it rules over the earth (revelation 11:15).

    For us to seek gods kingdom means that we put jehovahs interests ahead of our own. We are concerned with spiritual activities (preaching publicly, worship, family worship ). Its putting theocratic activities first in life. When we do this we trust that jehovah will take care of our needs. Yes we must work and pay bills, but no activity in life should overconsume us to the point of stamping out spiritual things!

    Source(s): WWWJW.ORG
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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Get your priorities straight. Put God first and He will take care of your needs and desires when you ask Him.

    You are sad phone John 14 and Philippians 4

    You have sinned phone Psalm 51 and 1 John 2:1-2

    You are facing danger phone Psalm 91

    People have failed you phone Psalm 27

    It feels as though God is far from you phone Psalm 139

    Your faith needs stimulation phone Hebrews 11

    You are alone and scared phone Psalm 23

    You are worried phone Matthew 8:19-34

    You are hurt and critical phone 1 Corinthians 13

    You wonder about Christianity, phone 2 Corinthians 5:15-18

    You feel like an outcast, phone Romans 8:31-39

    You are seeking peace, phone Matthew 11:25-30 and Philippians 4

    It feels as if the world is bigger than God, phone Psalm 90

    You need Christ like insurance phone Romans 8:1-30

    You are leaving home for a trip, phone Psalm 121

    You are praying for yourself, phone Psalm 87

    You require courage for a task, phone Joshua 1

    Money problems are hogging your thoughts, phone Mark 10:17-31

    You are depressed, phone Psalm 27

    Your bank account in empty, phone Psalm 37

    You lose faith in mankind, phone 1 Corinthians 13

    People seem unfriendly, phone John 15

    You are losing hope, phone Psalm 126

    You feel the world is small compared to you, phone Psalm 19

    You want to produce fruit, phone John 15

    Paul’s secret for happiness, phone Colossians 3:12-17

    With big opportunity/discovery phone Isaiah 55

    To get along with other people, phone Romans 12

    ALTERNATE NUMBERS

    For dealing with fear, call Psalm 47

    For security, call Psalm 121:3

    For assurance call Mark 8:35

    For reassurance, call Psalm 145:18

    For getting prayers answered call John 15:7

    All these numbers may be phoned directly.

    No operator assistance is necessary

    All lines to Heaven are available 24 hours a day

    Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death

  • 8 years ago

    Think of the Kingdom of God as being a nation of believers like yourself. Immense yourself into the activities of god which will put you in line with the blessing or the "good things" to be added to you. In our day, it simply means: Go to church, Get involved with church, seek the things of God and you will become lined up with the "good things" to be added to you. All things of God are righteous.

    Source(s): The Holy Bible and First-Hand experience.
  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    We must want to be in the Kingdom of God that should be first and foremost in our minds everyday.

    Seeking means to want to be there - looking for it. We are looking to be in the Kingdom.

    Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness - if we are looking to be in the Kingdom, we will also be in God's righteousness - God is righteous and he will judge us - if we are judged worthy, he will consider us to be righteous as well.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    "the kingdom of God" - Loosely interpreted as God's will; that is the fruition of God's divine plan - the end result of His kingdom which is perfection and His will being completed.

    "and his righteousness" - Personal righteousness; lack of unconfessed sin; a clean heart and conscience before God

    "all these things" - Food, beverage and clothing, as listed in verse 25 of the same passage. God is teaching that He will meet all your needs if you meet these conditions. He is NOT teaching that you will live comfortably. You may or may not.

    Source(s): God's Word
  • Linda
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    The first part of that statement refers to studying the bible and learning the will of God. Trying to live by His standards and not our own. The second part refers to God's holy personal name, Jehovah. Satan has slandered God's name since the garden of Eden. First by telling Eve that God was a liar. That she would not die as God said but would just become like God - all knowing and immortal.

    He also proposed that if they followed his instructions, they would be better off, slandering God's right to set the standard of good and bad.

    He even had the audacity to challenge God that no man would serve Him out of love, but only if they had everything they desired.

    Jesus is telling us to glorify God's name, Jehovah and uphold His righteousness just as he himself did while he was on earth.

    You can find a similar request in Proverbs 27:11. "Be wise my son, and make my heart rejoice so I can make a reply to the one who is taunting me."

    Jesus went on to say that if we did these things we could rest assured that God would take care of our needs what ever they might be for us individually.

    Those of us who serve God enjoy his care. He has never once failed any of us.

    Source(s): JW
  • 8 years ago

    Teaching about Money and Possessions

    “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

    “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!

    “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

    “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

    “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

    “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

    “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

    To put it Simply. If you serve God, If you seek to do His will then you have no need to worry about anything for God will provide all that you need.

    God takes care of those who love Him!

    Source(s): The Bible
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