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Seek His Righteousness

the gift

 

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33 NKJV). Jesus said to seek the kingdom of God and the righteousness of God. Remember the audience was listening to Jesus. They were Jews who tried to use the law to fulfill righteousness and it fell far short. He told them to seek for a different kind of righteousness—a kingdom righteousness. This was the righteousness to be revealed through Him on the cross. “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:17 NKJV). Jesus was talking about a righteousness apart from the law. He talked about the gift of grace that would bring them into a perfect relationship with God as a gift—a free gift. Righteousness is a free gift of God’s grace.