Four things through which the kingdom of God may be sought: steadfastness and detachment from the world, devotion and constancy.
- Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century)
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness..."
- Matthew 6.33
Every Christian knows Jesus taught that seeking the Kingdom of God is the highest priority for His followers.
But how many of us know what seeking the Kingdom entails?
Colman helps us:
Steadfastness - Settle the matter in your heart and mind. Seeking the Kingdom will fill your waking moments and command your strongest affections. Nothing will be more important than this.
Detachment - Allow nothing in your life, coming in from the world, which distracts from or obstructs the progress of God's Kingdom. Make the best use of your time!
Devotion - Let seeking the Kingdom guide all your time in prayer and in the Word. Let Jesus' prayer, "Your Kingdom come...", be the commanding perspective in all your time with the Lord, and throughout your day.
Constancy - Keep a close watch on your activities, words, thoughts, and deeds. You are an ambassador of Jesus Christ. Live like one.
Jesus promised that everything we would ever need will be supplied to us when seeking the Kingdom is our first and continuous priority. We know we are called to this high and holy way of life.
Now, shall we get on with it?
Today at The Fellowship of Ailbe
The Scriptorium - We continue unpacking Patrick's theology of grace as he relates it in his own words.
In the Gates - It's surprising how much of the unseen realm is included in the worldview of God's Law.
ReVision - Is our generation going to be the "last Christians"?
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