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Well, I am someone who does not take things in vain. I believe that everything that happens is a perfect set-up for our growth and learning. So, I went home and looked up the verse. Upon reading it I had one of those “pilgrim” moments.
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you as well
The perfect message
The perfect message for a true seeker. But, of course, the question follows…what does it mean? I know that some will have a very clear-cut answer.
But for me it has taken years of touching upon, moving away from, and coming back to the message. To find for myself the meaning.
The day I received the verse I typed it up and put it in my meditation space. I have looked upon it every day since. But lately it has begun to call for my attention more fervently, demanding from me a clearer understanding.
Ultimately, I have come to realize this one sentence as the most basic ingredient for living. And the word that has always stood out to me is “first.” Here, the order of things.
What drives us
The desire to obtain is what drives our society. Material possessions, personal achievement, physical perfection. We strive first and we strive hard. But in this verse we are asked not to “do” first, but to seek. We are told where to begin.
I would like to go slowly, go back and explore this simple message, piece by piece…
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God…
Is this the answer to the interminable question, “What do I seek?”? If so, then I ask, “What exactly is this ‘Kingdom of God’ that I am after?” My mind immediately travels to another verse:
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you
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