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AUGUST 21

 

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness

Matt. 6:33.

 

 The Lord’s people of spiritual Israel will do well to bear this thought continually in mind—that spiritual interests are to be given the preference always; that temporal affairs are to be managed and controlled from the standpoint of the everlasting welfare—from the standpoint of spiritual growth and development and prosperity—from the standpoint of the best interests and influences upon their children. They should not only hesitate to follow any suggestion that would take themselves and their families into unfavorable, godless surroundings, but they should determine that not under any consideration would they follow such a suggestion—that on the contrary the Lord’s people should be their people, even though this would mean less of the comforts and luxuries of this present life.

 

Parallel passages: 1.Kings 3:13; Mark 10:30; Rom. 8:32; 14:17, 18; 2.Tim. 4:8; Rom. 12:9-21; 1.Cor. 13; Gal. 5:22-25; Eph. 4:1-7, 12-16; 5:1, 2; Col. 3:10-25,