How Do We Seek First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness?

Matthew 6:33 gives us a powerful passage, for it tells us what to do in order to receive all what we need in this earthly life:

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

How do we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness?

The context of this statement is given in Matthew 6:25-34:

Do Not Worry

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

The Expanded Bible version expounds on God’s righteousness as what God wants us to do:

33 ·Seek first [Be concerned above all else with] God’s kingdom and ·what God wants [ his righteousness]. Then all ·your other needs will be met as well [these things will be given to you].

GREEK VALUE ENGLISH
ζητειτε 635 Seek
δε 9 however
πρωτον 1400 first
την 358 the
βασιλειαν 309 kingdom
του 770 of
θεου 484 God
και 31 and
την 358 the WHAT 358
δικαιοσυνην 823 righteousness GOD 1181
αυτου 1171 of Him, WANTS 2352
και 31 and
ταυτα 1002 these
παντα 432 things
προστεθησεται 1288 will be added
υμιν 500 to you

The value of “His Righteousness”- what God wants – is 2352, and 2352 = 168 x 14, where 168 is the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke.

168

And when we analyze the component, “the Kingdom of God”, we get the value 358+309+770+484=1921. It has 4 divisors, namely, {1, 17, 113, 1921}. The sum of divisors is 2052. Hence, the Arithmetic Mean of 1921 is 2052/4=513, the digits of which produce a permutation {1,5,3}. Thus, we get back the Lord’s Prayer prayer times.

Conclusion: The Lord’s Prayer is a means to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.

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