1 Timothy 4:8
Bodily discipline is only of little profit,
but godliness is profitable for all things,
since it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come.
My choices in life influence my character.
Many of us live below the level of what we might be and do.
We live in the crowded area of the humdrum and are shut in by walls of narrow prejudice and petty interests.
We can easily become bored if we are not possessed by some noble ideal, some purpose worth living for. We must have something to live for.
When a person discovers something divine in him is seeking for expression, then his eyes are taken off little things. His attention is diverted from self to the wholesome, deeper fellowship in God.
That is what Jesus had in mind when He told us to seek first the Kingdom of God.
Someone has said that Jesus Himself sought first the Kingdom of God; and because He did, the risen Christ lifted with His pierced hands empires off their hinges, turned the streams of centuries into a new channel, and still governs the ages.
It is this Christ whose salvation is for all mankind.
Everyone knowing of it bears the responsibility of accepting it, and also the responsibility of leading others into knowledge of it.
▪︎ Ask your heavenly Father, to help you to seek in all circumstances His Kingdom first.
▪︎ Ask your heavenly Father that those things that belong to the Kingdom will become a vital part of you.
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