One of the cause of suffering in the world today is mis-placing of priority.
Majority of the people have put what is supposed to be at the end in the position of what is supposed to be at the beginning and vice versa.
Doing the right thing at the right time is one of the things that contributes to success.
The highest and fast selling book in the world says in Mattew 6:33 that
“But seek FIRST his kingdom and his righteousness and ALL THESE THINGS will be given to you as well”
If and if only you seek first the kingdom of God, THESE THINGS that will be added unto you are shelter (house), clothing, food, car, wife, husband, children, and every other good things of life. The Lord will give you all these stress free. For He says in His word in Proverbs 10:22 that
“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it”
But It is so unfortunate that the people have put this (seeking first his kingdom and his righteousness) as the last thing, which is supposed to be the first thing
And the same bible says in Psalm 11:3 that
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
Seeking his kingdom is seeking knowledge and seeking knowledge is knowing the truth.
For the bible also says in John 8:32 that
“And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”
Jesus emphasized the importance of knowledge in mattew 19:4 when He replied the pharisees
“And he answered and said unto them, HAVE YE NOT READ...”
Seeking his righteousness is fearing the Lord.
Seeking knowledge and seeking his righteousness (fearing the Lord) was stressed by proverbs 1:28-29, which says
“Then shall they call upon me but I will not answer, they shall seek me early but they shall not find me for that THEY HATED KNOWLEDGE and did not choose the FEAR OF THE LORD”
He who fears the Lord is he that dislikes sin.
You must run away from sin to fear God.
You can remember Joseph in Potiphar's house when she lured him to lie with her. Joseph realised this was a terrible sin before the Lord, so he said in Genesis 39:9 that
“How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God”
Just as Joseph fled from sin, you must flee from sin as well, in order to fear the Lord, in other words, seeking his righteousness.
In summary, to those that have got their priority wrong, its not too late to get it right, you can still re-prioritize. For the same bible says in 2 corithians 5:17 that
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”
WINING OF SOULS STARTS FROM LITTLE THINGS AS THIS AND SALVATION CAN'T BE ANY SIMPLER
Author: Aladegorioye Adesola Joseph