As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the “Sermon on the Mount,” he said, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” (Matthew 6:33,34).
In this we are told to put God first in our lives, and not to concentrate all our being on the physical things of this life. Yet often we see people putting money and belongings before God.
We need to believe God. Put him first in all we do, care for our families, provide for them, but do not let the physical things get in the way of our service and devotion to God.
We all should be seeking to please God. In his word he has told us how to be saved. The Holy Scriptures tell of the importance of faith. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
Some would stop here, but God’s word tells that there is more to be done. God commands that we repent of our sins. “And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30).
Why is it so hard to believe God? We are to have faith in Jesus as the Son of God, repent of our sins, and then we are to confess the name of Christ as the Son of God.
“… And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God” (Acts 8:38). The next thing we see through God’s word is that we are to be baptized for the remission of our sins. “Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38).
If this passage is not plain enough, Peter makes it even plainer, “The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (Peter 3:21).
Again, it must be asked, “What are you seeking?”
May all come to trust in God for the blessings of this life and the blessing of salvation given to man by God.