Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day five)
Luke 12:31- “But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.” Jesus’ language signals a deeper thought that we might miss because we lose the first century background and understanding with today’s western cultural perspective. Jesus strategically uses the word kingdom. He was signaling to His listeners that in fact God (His Father) was The King of a real and present kingdom where there is an active, caring, generous, and powerful ruler on the throne. A kingdom in which men can belong and find peace and trust in its King. A kingdom where the King lovingly and graciously meets the needs of His subjects. A kingdom that signals to the world that The Living God is in control, His will is done, and His purposes are accomplished.
Seeking His kingdom directs us to constantly focus on the King and His greatness. Sounds like worship to me! Worship and worry don’t go together.