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A Sermon on Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (ESV)

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In our age of anxiety, does the Christian Gospel offer a distinct message? Is the Christian life a different way of looking at the world? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, in his message on Matthew 6:33, argues that man’s trouble in life is due to his false view of the world. In this way, the Lord Jesus Christ offers Christians an entirely different way of understanding the world around them. The Christian does not think like the Gentiles do. Instead, we have different priorities. Our Lord teaches that, while food, drink, and clothing are essential to being humans, we do not make these things our priority in life. Rather than fear, worry, and anxiety about such things, the Christian life is marked by man’s relationship to God and His Kingdom. We seek after the Kingdom of God and His righteousness rather than material goods. But how do we obtain the righteousness of God? How do we become heirs of God’s Kingdom? Listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones lifts our minds to consider the right priorities in life and how sinners can actually obtain such eternal joy.

Additional Scripture Translations

Matthew 6:33, New American Standard Bible

33But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you.

Matthew 6:33, King James Version

33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.