Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness—
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.