“Seek His Kingdom!” Luke 12:31                  

Do you agree that life is about priorities?

Jesus was speaking to His disciples and how to deal with the complexities of life, when He said, Seek His Kingdom and all the needs and cares you have will be given to you. As Luke writes the narrative, Jesus had just been questioned about wealth. Specifically, the questioner wanted Christ to intervene in a brotherly squabble over money. Jesus then tells the parable that we know as “The Rich Fool.” The parable ends with the rich man dying with his wealth and Jesus saying, “So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:21

Jesus then tells His disciples and us not to be anxious about the unknowns of life. Our Father has given us His kingdom. If we seek His kingdom all our concerns about necessities of life will be taken care of. But that leaves the questions, “What is the Kingdom of God and what does it practically mean to seek it?”


 Question: In Luke 12:13, a man asked Jesus tell his brother to divide the family inheritance with him. What possibly was the problem?

Answer: Perhaps the brother was the oldest and wanted to keep all the inheritance. Deuteronomy 21:15-17 indicates the eldest son does not inherit all the inheritance although he does get a double share. What we know for sure is that Jesus refused to settle the matter.