Seek First His Kingdom and His Righteousness – Day 12

Day 12
Matthew 6:25-34

Step One - Observe

Can you find the sheep that is watching the flower and bird?

Sheep watching the flowers and birds with binoculars

Can you find what the Sheep is looking at?

Flower and a bird

Can you find the goat who is not heeding the flowers or the birds?

Goat not paying attention to the flower or birds

What do you think the pictures are trying to teach you about the Kingdom of God?

Step Two - Learn

Matthew 6:25-34

Click Here to read Matthew 6:25-34.

  • What one word or idea stood out to you and why?
  • What do you think Jesus is teaching about the Kingdom of God/Heaven?
  • Do you worry about what you will eat? What you will drink? What you will wear? 
  • Why do you or don’t you worry about these things?
  • How do you seek the Kingdom of God?
  • How do you seek righteousness?

How do you seek first the Kingdom of God and righteousness? By going through this poster you are learning what it means to seek God’s upside down Kingdom. Seeking righteousness is very similar. To seek righteousness you seek to be in good standing with God, or to be friends with God. That is done through believing in Jesus and what He did for us. You can’t be close friends with God without believing in Jesus. 

This guy named George Muller learned what it means to seek first God’s Kingdom and God’s righteousness. George was born a long time ago (1805). Early on in his life he did not not seek God’s Kingdom and did not want to be friends with God. He drank too much alcohol, stole money, stayed in hotels for a week at a time and then left without paying, was put in jail for a while and only cared about himself. However, after meeting a group people who really loved Jesus, George gave his life to Jesus too and started to seek first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness. 

After following Jesus for several years George started an orphanage. That is a place where kids without parents can live. George was seeking God’s Kingdom. One day, when there were about 300 children in the orphanage they ran out of food for breakfast. All the children were dressed for school but they had no food. George told the staff to have the children sit down at the table to get ready to eat and then he prayed and gave thanks for a meal that they didn’t have… yet. 

Right after George prayed there was a knock on the door. The local baker was at the door and told George that God would not let him sleep the night before. The baker felt God wanted him to bake bread for the orphanage. So that night he baked three batches of bread and he had brought the bread with him. Soon there was another knock at the door. It was the milkman. His truck had broken down right outside the orphanage. The milkman said the milk would spoil before he could get his cart fixed and wanted to know if George could use the milk for the children. 

George was seeking first God’s Kingdom and God’s righteousness. He was not worried about what he and the children would eat or drink because he trusted that God knew and would provide. Like the birds of the air and flowers of the field, God takes care of those who are seeking first after Him. 

Step Three - Pray

Read Matthew 6:25-34 again: 

  • How are you different after reading these verses? 

Dear Jesus, please help me not to worry about what I will eat, drink or wear. Instead, help me to seek first your Kingdom and to be friends with you. Thank you for watching over me my whole life. Amen. 

The Upside Down Kingdom - Day 12

Upside Down Kingdom of God - Day 12