Sunday, July 10, 2005 +

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

Matthew 6:33

We look for the kingdom of God within us (Luke 17:21), not because the kingdom of God is within us, for we are evil (Matthew 7:11), subject to vanity (Romans 8:20), and sin lieth at the door (Genesis 4:7), but because we seek first to make ourselves good ground, watering (Isaiah 55:10) and making soft with showers (Psalm 65:11), that we may take in the seed that falls to us and bring forth fruit (Matthew 13:8,23).