Seeking the Kingdom of God

IN mentally looking over the world and pondering its complexities, one cannot but be impressed by the fact that humanity in general is earnestly and anxiously seeking ways and means to supply its many needs,—its need of health, harmony, and happiness, its need of daily supplies. The questions must arise, where so much of failure is evidenced: Is the world seeking aright? Can unfailing and lasting good be obtained through the means usually employed? Or is there a rule that could safely be followed whereby each need would be supplied? Here Christian Science points to the Bible as "the chart of life," as we read on page 24 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and to Christ Jesus as the Way-shower.

What rule did Jesus give, in the ordering of human existence, that every need might be filled? In the sixth chapter of Matthew we find reference to human needs. Here Jesus is reported as advising his hearers not to take thought for their life, besides enumerating some other things which they were not to take thought about, such as food and clothing, referring to the ease with which God cares for the fowls of the air and the lilies of the field. Then he gave the key to the whole situation when he said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Is not this rule of Jesus a rule we may safely follow? And, following it earnestly and honestly, may we not expect that our needs will be taken care of?

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