THE RIGHT FOCUS I

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“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Our anchor verse today is one that is often misinterpreted. Some Christians, in their quest for material things, are often told to seek God first so that ‘all these things would be added’ to them.

This notion is also applied to focus in prayer. So rather than seek God’s will (regardless of what it may be), they seek Him for the purpose of getting their material needs met. This is wrong.

The truth is, if you seek God first so that you can get ‘other things’ you are not seeking God, you are still seeking those things.

Another thing to note is that when we are focused on the wrong things in prayer there is a tendency to fall into vain repetition in prayer just like the type Jesus warned against in Matthew 6:7-8.

In this passage, Jesus points the wrong way to pray. He says there’s no need to repeat our requests over and over in hopes of convincing God to answer because the Father already knows what we need.

And if the Father already knows what we need, we ought to pray about other things instead. For example, we should pray for His will to be done on earth. This is the right focus in prayer.

And that’s what we will be examining tomorrow. Have a great day!

Hope you’ve been catching up with the Bible reading plan? Ensure you make use of this free time well.

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