"But seek his kingdom", Jesus said

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Food and clothing and shelter are important, and “the Father knows that you need them,” said Jesus.
But one day perhaps soon all these things will be irrelevant because Jesus will come back.
And only what was done for him, for our King’s kingdom will matter and last forever.
So Jesus said, “But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”
The priority Jesus said is seeking his kingdom that it may come fully to earth as it is in heaven.
God’s will is that heaven and earth may be one in the worship of its King Jesus.
And to assure his disciples, which is a small group of true believers in every age, Jesus said, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”
Those of us who love King Jesus now need not fear that we will miss being part of his kingdom, because the Father loves us and has been delighted to give us his kingdom already.
Jesus said, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” The physical poverty here is a picture and points to those who know their own poverty of soul toward God.
The first sign of being alive to God is the realization of how sinful and undeserving of God’s love we are.
And according to Jesus, it is precisely those to whom the kingdom of God already belongs.
These alone are blessed and eternally happy because the kingdom of God is where Jesus is trusted, loved, and worshiped.
Are you, and am I seeking his kingdom? When King Jesus comes back, what will he find us seeking after?

Scripture quotations are taken from Luke 12:30, 31, 32; 6:20.