KEY VERSE: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33).
The saying, Do not put the cart before the horse’is quite instructive and informative considering our subject matter today. The horse is what drives the cart which is normally attached to the back of the horse. You will find out that when the horse is put behind the cart there cannot be any movement. If the horse attempts to move, it will stumble because the cart becomes an obstacle if not placed in the right position. This illustration captures our approach to kingdom priority.
Jesus counsels us to seek the kingdom first before the kingdom benefits. Unfortunately, most modern Christians concentrate on kingdom benefits more than the kingdom itself. They can pray and fast so that they can prosper academically, socially, financially and materially but will never pray with the same intensity for their spiritual development.
Challenge: Seek the kingdom of God first.
Prayer: O God, help me to seek your kingdom as a priority, in Jesus’name.
Quote: Do not put the cart before the horse