The Daily Nugget
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
As a child of God the Lord has promised to take care of our needs. And not only our needs but even some extra things of life. The blessings of the Lord are indescribable. But how many blessings are we missing out on simply because we refuse to live in the light of the Lord? As humans we tend to seek our own will. We tend to run after carnal desires. We must seek after the Lord and His will first and foremost. We suffer much loss and we endure much misery in this life simply because we do not put the Lord first. Our verse reminds us to seek Him first. Not second, third or even fourth. The Lord will not accept being in no place but first, why, because He is God. Our verse first says that we should seek first and foremost His kingdom. What is this? Our word “kingdom” here means the Lord’s realm, royalty and reign. His realm is His presence. Dear friend seek the powerful presence of the Lord. Seek to walk in His glory. Desire to have Him close by at all times. His royalty means we should seek and worship Him for who He is. He is God the Father, the Creator, the Mighty God, the Saviour and the Sovereign of all. He is God! He is first and foremost. He is the eternal reigning King. It may appear that the Lord has lost His grip of this world, but He’s got this. He is still in 100% control. The shape this world is in is part of His promised will. He said that there would be a great falling away. He said the days would become full of the darkness of man’s sin. His promised plan is being fulfilled right before our eyes. We must seek His “righteousness”. He is perfect! He has not one flaw. He is the perfect without spot God. We too should seek to live a holy life. Can we live perfect in this flesh… hardly, but we can seek to live more clean and more like Him each day. And by His grace we can grow into a more delightful Christian each and every day. So, seek Him in all His glory and power first. Much of the troubles we suffer is simply because we do not seek Him and His will first. Are you seeking Him first? How dedicated are you to prayer? How important is your daily study? Are you forsaking church? Are you more busy trying to stir up trouble among the brethren than you are seeking the powerful presence of God? Are you seeking Him first in your tithes and offerings? Oh dear friend, we suffer much loss of the glory of God simply because we do not seek Him and His will first and foremost. Friend, seek the Lord today and every day. Seek Him for who He is. Seek Him first! Amen.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Psalm 3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
As a saved child of God our benefit package is out of this world. Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. It is not only a package that gets us out of this world, it is also a package that benefits us in this world. As this world here on earth is not our eternal home, we are here on assignment. We are here for a short stay. We are here on business. We are here to glorify Him before the heathen. We are here to present Him as King of kings. And as usual, visiting a strange land is always dangerous. It is dangerous because we do not completely understand the operations of a strange land. As we carry out our calling here on earth the scriptures teach us that there are powers of darkness that are lurking about seeking who they may devour. Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. But bless the holy name of the Lord for His protection. The dangers that we experience and witness each day are only a fraction of those that surpass our life each moment of the day. The enemy has launched an all out attack against us that are born again. We are a huge threat to Hell’s plan. But bless the holy name of the Lord for His protection. If we were allowed to see all the dangers that surround us we would climb into a closet and hide forever. But we have the hand of God protecting us. You see, there are so many unseen threats about us. They are lurking in the darkness of this world. BUT…praise the holy name of the Lord for His hand of protection. Our verse reminds us of this very thing. He sustains us! He protects us! Bless the holy name of the Lord! We are protected by the veil of grace that Christ acquired upon Calvary. We are protected under the blood blanket atonement of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen! Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. Amen and Amen.