Seek Ye First the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:33 not to store up earthly treasure but to seek first the Kingdom of heaven.
1. Because He is God.
Paul tells us in Colossians 1:16-17 that He is the creator of all things and by Him all things exist. In Philippians 2:10 Paul tells us that He is the head of all principality and power.
2. Because of his Sacrifice.
Jesus tells Nicodemus in John 3:16-17 the purpose of His coming. In Luke 23:46 Jesus suffered an agonizing death as atonement for our sins.
3. His incredible Love for us.
In Luke 23:34 Jesus forgave those that crucified Him even through His agony. Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:8-9 that we are saved by His grace even though we are sinners.
4. Through Service & Obedience.
In 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 Paul tells the church at Corinth to approach your service as an athlete running a race. Paul knew that the Corinthian’s were fans of sporting events and Olympic races. Paul likened their service to Christ as a runner running a race. By doing so he encouraged them to pour every ounce of energy and commitment into their daily service and walk with Jesus. Joshua was a great example of devotion and service when he told the children of Israel in Joshua 24:15 to choose this day whom you will serve. But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.
5. Through Worship.
In Psalm 92:1-4 David said he will praise God both morning and night.
6. Have compassion for people.
In Matthew 22:39 Jesus said to love thy neighbor as you love thyself. Also in Matthew 25:34-40 Jesus said whatever you have done for the least among you, you have done for Him.
7. Have a passion for Christ.
In Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to love thy God with all thy mind, all thy soul and all thy heart.
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