Kingdom economics

Kingdom economics

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

The ways of God’s kingdom are different from that of men on earth. That is why every believer must get himself apprised of the principles of God’s kingdom for a better yield and fruitfulness in the things of eternity. One of these areas is the matter of daily and lifelong provision. As the saying goes “Work smart, not hard”, believers are not to pile on earthly work to the extent of neglecting their divinely assigned duty. We must even be careful of some denominational work that misrepresents kingdom work. That you are doing church work doesn’t necessarily mean it translates to kingdom work or is acceptable before God. We must beware that our services conform to the mind and will of God at all times.

This text doesn’t cancel our secular work and engagement, neither does it give allowance to indolence. Rather, it encourages setting our priority with the work of God foremost in our personal lives, then at large in His kingdom business of evangelism, discipleship, and building of His body. We cannot afford to be like the earthly men seeking after the treasures and pleasures of this life- Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. God has assured us that He will provide all that we need as we continually uphold the work of the gospel in all trueness, sincerity, and zeal.

Now we must be careful not to allow the provisions we receive while doing the work of the kingdom to become a stumbling block and douse the fire of our commitment to Him. It would be a colossal error to start depending on the provisions rather than the generous and sole provider. Our heart must never become puffed up with the goodness we receive and thereby neglect our sacred commitment to the Father in devotional fellowship and other kingdom duties- Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

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