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Message of the Day: Ask Great Things, and Little Things Shall Be Added to Us; Ask Heavenly Things, and Earthly Things Shall Be Added to Us

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33, NKJV)

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This passage is part of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:19-34). Christians as citizens of heaven who live here temporarily. Jesus teaches not to be focused on earthly concerns. We who have a knowledge of our Father in heaven; who know that he will provide for our needs, should not be anxious.

Some of us get into the the bondage to material things not because we are greedy but because we worry too much about having enough money to look after ourselves. We should realize that God gives life, he can also give what is necessary to maintain life. If he cares for lesser things such as birds, flowers and grass, he can certainly care for his people. There is no reason for us to be anxious concerning our material needs.

Those who do not know God might be anxious, but believers should trust God and put the interests of God’s kingdom first. We are under his rule and we should trust that as day to day difficulties arise, God will provide the answer. We should “ask great things, and little things shall be added to us; ask heavenly things, and earthly things shall be added to us” (Quoted often by Clement, Origen, and Eusebius).

Sources:

Halley, henry H. Halley’s Bible Handbook. ePub Format. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2000.

MySword for Android. Riversoft Ministry, 2011-2019.

Olive Bible Software, 1998-2020.

http://www.biblegateway.com

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