Godly Fear (2 Corinthians 11:28, Philippians 2:20) vs. Sinful Fear (Proverbs 12:25)
1. What Does It Mean To Seek First The Kingdom of God? – Vs 33
. . Seek – diligently, earnestly, intently, serious effort, ongoing, constant
. . First – In singular priority constantly seeking the will of God for His Kingdom
. . Daniel 2:44
. . His Righteousness
. . Matthew 6:1
2. Why Does Seeking First The Kingdom Of God Cure Anxiety?
. A. Because it keeps us focused on God rather than on our problems
. . Psalm 56:1-13
. B. Because it fosters a fear of God rather than an ungodly fear
. . Psalm 33:18-19, 34:8-10
. C. Because it drives us to prayer and correct thinking – You get into trouble when you listen to
. . yourself instead of preaching to yourself
. . Philippians 4:4-8
3. What is the reward for seeking first the Kingdom of God? Needs not wants!!
. . Psalm 84:11, 37:25; Matthew 19:29
Spurgeon – You mind His business and He will mind yours.