Above All Else
Above All Else

By Beau Bruton

Jesus told us, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else” (Luke 12:31, New Living Translation). It’s something all Christians should do. But life gets in the way; things happen—work, family issues, health problems, you name it. The world tries to pull us away from God’s kingdom, but Jesus draws us closer to it. The world hands us problems, trials, lies, and deception. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; [but Jesus said,] I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

So, what should we do when the world comes knocking on our door? We need to remember to “seek his kingdom above all else.” What does this look like? It can be small things—like serving at church, talking to someone about their problems, or buying a cup of coffee for a co-worker. It can also be big things—like going on a mission trip to another country, financially supporting a ministry, helping someone who has lost their job.

If we are truly seeking his kingdom above all else, we can be assured God will receive the glory for it, not us.

As we come to this time of Communion, we remember that Jesus gave his body and shed his blood to forgive us of our sins and make a way for us to be part of his kingdom. So, this week we can continue to put his kingdom above all else—at work, home, school, Walmart, wherever—and to live this life he’s given us to the full.

Beau Bruton enjoys serving with Cave City (Kentucky) Christian Church.

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