March 1, 2020: Seek ye First...
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
As a pillar, the local church is to both hold firm and aloft the “truth as it is in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 4:21) so it can be seen by a lost and dying world. Indeed, as pillars lift a building high while remaining unseen, so the church’s function is not to advertise itself, but to display the Lord Jesus, who Himself is “the Truth” (John 14:6; Col. 1: 18; 2 Cor. 4:5; Galatian6:4).
To hold the Truth firm is the defense & confirmation of the Gospel. To hold it high is the proclamation of the Gospel. The church is called to both ministries (Jude 3; Matthew 28:18-20). Are we fulfilling our twofold calling?