Seek ye first the Kingdom of YHWH and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
The objective of this writing will be to look in depth at one line in the Scripture.
This is the rest of the chapter of Matthew 6 from the beginning. After having had the revelation of 6:33, I felt led to put in the rest of the chapter because it all fits together in to a cohesive whole and I am going to type it out by hand instead of the usual method of cut and paste. ( is on the bottom of page).
As I typed this out line by line, word by word I was fed. I was spoken to directly. And now I come back to the one line I started with :
Seek ye first the kingdom of YHWH and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
YHWH seems to be telling me stop worrying about things and seek my Righteousness.
Now the question that needs answered is: What is “Righteousness”? and how do I seek it?
Let us start with the actual word in the greek Strongs and then let us move and find the word in the Scripture and see how it is used and where it is used and in what context it is used. And then we will return to home base on Matthew 6 as a foundation to leave and to which to return in this study/ prayer on matthew 6:33.
If you would like to join me let us start this with prayer and thanksgiving to the Supreme Elohim, Creator of the Universe. Let us pray:
Oh, my Father, you are The God, the Supreme Sovereign. We enter now into your presence in prayer and thanksgiving for your ultimate expression of love for us shown to us by the gift of your Dear and Wonderful son Yahushua by whom all is, for whom all is and in whom all consist. You are the very being of my being and I thank you.
Give us now, Oh Father, the gift of yourself in the HOLY GHOST to come and reside in our hearts, in our minds and in our spirits that we may see the truth in the Word you have given us. That we may see in the Words in the light of the power that wrote them, by the power that wrote them through the light that wrote them, your Holy Ghost and understand with our hearts and be converted that you Dear Father, may heal us.
HaleluYah, Oh my Elohim, my Sovereign, my King. I praise you and worship you now because I know that you have heard me, and I know that you have answered. AminiYah
Now. onward with the study.
It hit me this morning that by obedience to this one line we can live according to the Word of YHWH with out interference from anyone. The enemy may huff and puff and scowl and threaten and rear his ugly head and even throw you in jail for a time but by obedience to the command the rights given by YHWH to each individual are secure and permanent. Are they habeus Corpus! The rights by virtue of the mere existence of the body: the primary property owned and operated by each individual on the planet by the fact that you came out of the womb Alive. Wow.
So what is it that we are seeking?
Don’t we all seek happiness, and freedom, and love, and satisfaction, and purpose.
What do we all seek? We want love, we want security, we want all the basic needs met and more, we want to know that our health will be good until we die. All these things are good things to want. But the problem comes when we put them as the objective or our lives.
There was a time in my life when I made an objective to save 1000 dollars a year. That first year was a very good year. But subsequent years as my business plummeted due to the economic conditions in the country and the property devaluation issues, Saving became a real burden. It was a massive sacrifice and my goal became saving for retirement. My quest for security, which is a good thing, I found it to be burdensome. I was saving my life for the sake of old age and losing m y life at the same time.
What don’t we want? Sickness, poverty, poor health, pain, strife and the list goes on and on.
Here we have in this Word, in this logos that has been transmitted to us by YHWH and we are sitting here now reading are promises that all needs we have will be met. YHWH tells us how to achieve every goal that we want and that we strive for in our lives.
Let’s read the line in the KJV in its simplest form:
Matthew 6: 33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
We are looking for all these things, and YHWH is telling us, wait, wait, don’t look for those things, look for me, look for my righteousness and when you find my kingdom and my righteousness all these things will be there.
The study for today is Matthew 6: 33
Matthew 6:33 KJV+ButG1161seekG2212ye firstG4412
shall be addedG4369unto you.G5213
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life): – be (go) about, desire, endeavour, enquire (for), require, (X will) seek (after, for, means). Compare G4441.
Neuter of G4413 as an adverb (with or without G3588); firstly (in time, place, order, or importance): – before, at the beginning, chiefly, (at, at the) first (of all).
From G935; properly royalty, that is, (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively): – kingdom, + reign.
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very: – X exceeding, God, god [-ly, -ward].
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words: – and, also, both, but, even, for, if, indeed, likewise, moreover, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yea, yet.
From the particle αὖau (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons: – her, it (-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, ([self-], the) same, ([him-, my-, thy-]) self, [your-] selves, she, that, their (-s), them ([-selves]), there [-at, -by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with], they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare G848.
From G1342; equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification: – righteousness.
G1343 dikaiosunē dik-ah-yos-oo’-nay From G1342; equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification: – righteousness.
So far that does not help me much in terms of actual practice. What is Equity of Character? How does the defintion of seeking “justification answer my question.
that’s not enough for me. This promise we have in this chapter summed up in the line Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
So we need to be seeking Righteousness. So instead of using a man made definition let us look at the context of the word as used in the Scripture.
First of all I want to see how many times the word is used..Ok. the word Righteousness is used 289 times in the KJV according to the E-Sword program (created by Rick Myers). That is more times than the word Sabbath is mentioned which is 147 times. What ever “Righteousness” is, it may be time to determine what it is so we can apply it to our lives. What this Righteousness is that we are to be seeking will be much easier to determine once we have a definition that is clearly understandable.
The word Righteousness in the Greek is
and it appears ten times (10) and what I find interesting here is that there are different words used to describe it. There appears to be some tweaking of the definition. Why? Why is the Greek word translated into different terms?
Let us look together.
work on the “righteousness” issue.
The word “righteousness” seems to be associated with Commandments.
Pslam 119 is ful of the association of these two concepts.
I think Psalm 119 has the clearest association of the concept of “righteousness” and the concept of “commandments”.
(Psalms 119:172 KJV+) My tongueH3956 shall speakH6030 of thy word:H565 forH3588 allH3605 thy commandmentsH4687are righteousness.H6664
(Psalms 119:40 KJV+) Behold,H2009 I have longedH8373 after thy precepts:H6490 quickenH2421 me in thy righteousness.H6666
(Psalms 119:142 KJV+) Thy righteousnessH6666is an everlastingH5769 righteousness,H6664 and thy lawH8451is the truth.H571
The study begins on the concept of Righteousness. We need to look at the Greek word used. there appear to be a number of greek words associated with righteousness. They start with G1341 and continue to G1349. There appear to be 9 greek words that all have a similar foundation.
The one defiintion they seem to have in common is “righteous”.
Here in Luke 1:6 the word Righteous is clearly associated with commandments and ordinances of YHWH.
Can I say now that the word righteousness and the word Commandments are the same word? Not yet. But there is clearly a strong association between the two.
In romans 1:32 we have the word “judgment” translated as the same greek word G1345
I am going to paste the 10 times the specific word G1345 is used and then I will go over them.
(Luke 1:6 KJV+) AndG1161 they wereG2258 bothG297 righteousG1342 beforeG1799 God,G2316 walkingG4198 inG1722 allG3956 theG3588commandmentsG1785 andG2532ordinancesG1345 of theG3588 LordG2962 blameless.G273
(Romans 1:32 KJV+) WhoG3748 knowingG1921 theG3588judgmentG1345 of God,G2316 thatG3754 they which commitG4238 such thingsG5108 areG1526 worthyG514 of death,G2288 notG3756 onlyG3440 doG4160 the same,G846 butG235(G2532) have pleasureG4909 in them that doG4238 them.
(Romans 2:26 KJV+) ThereforeG3767 ifG1437 theG3588 uncircumcisionG203 keepG5442 theG3588righteousnessG1345 of theG3588 law,G3551 shall notG3780 hisG848 uncircumcisionG203 be countedG3049 forG1519 circumcision?G4061
(Romans 5:16 KJV+) AndG2532 notG3756 asG5613it was byG1223 oneG1520 that sinned,G264so is theG3588 gift:G1434 forG1063 theG3588 (G3303) judgmentG2917was byG1537 oneG1520 toG1519 condemnation,G2631 butG1161 theG3588 free giftG5486is ofG1537 manyG4183 offencesG3900 untoG1519justification.G1345
(Romans 5:18 KJV+) ThereforeG686 G3767 asG5613 byG1223 the offenceG3900 of oneG1520judgment came uponG1519 allG3956 menG444 toG1519 condemnation;G2631 evenG2532 soG3779 byG1223 the righteousnessG1345of oneG1520the free gift came uponG1519 allG3956 menG444 untoG1519 justificationG1347 of life.G2222
(Romans 8:4 KJV+) ThatG2443 theG3588righteousnessG1345 of theG3588 lawG3551 might be fulfilledG4137 inG1722 us,G2254 who walkG4043 notG3361 afterG2596 the flesh,G4561 butG235 afterG2596 the Spirit.G4151
(Hebrews 9:1 KJV+) ThenG3767 verilyG3303 theG3588 firstG4413covenant hadG2192 alsoG2532ordinancesG1345 of divine service,G2999 andG5037 a worldlyG2886 sanctuary.G39
(Hebrews 9:10 KJV+)Which stood onlyG3440 inG1909 meatsG1033 andG2532 drinks,G4188 andG2532 diversG1313 washings,G909 andG2532 carnalG4561ordinances,G1345 imposedG1945on them untilG3360 the timeG2540 of reformation.G1357
(Revelation 15:4 KJV+) WhoG5101 shall notG3364 fearG5399 thee,G4571 O Lord,G2962 andG2532 glorifyG1392 thyG4675 name?G3686 forG3754thou onlyG3441art holy:G3741 forG3754 allG3956 nationsG1484 shall comeG2240 andG2532 worshipG4352 beforeG1799 thee;G4675 forG3754 thyG4675judgmentsG1345 are made manifest.G5319
(Revelation 19:8 KJV+) AndG2532 to herG846 was grantedG1325 thatG2443 she should be arrayedG4016 in fine linen,G1039 cleanG2513 andG2532 white:G2986 forG1063 theG3588 fine linenG1039 isG2076 theG3588righteousnessG1345 of saints.G40
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: ;otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
(2) Therefore when thou doest alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrits so in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
(3) But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
(4) That thine alms may be in secret: and they Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
(5) And when thou prayest, thou shall not be as the hypocrites: for they ove to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
(6) But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
(7) But when ye pray , use not vain repetitions, as the heathen : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
(8) Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things we have need of, before ye ask him.
(9) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
(10) Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as in heaven.
(11) Give us this day our daily bread.
(12) And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
(13) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, A men.
(14) For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
(15) But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
(16) Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
(17) But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face:
(18) That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father , which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
(19) Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where theives break through and steal:
(20) But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
(21) For where your treasure is, there will your h eart be also.
(22) The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall b e full of light.
(23) But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great that darkness!
(24) No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other: or else he will hold to the one, and despise the otehr. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
(25) Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
(26) Behold the fowls of the air: ;for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father fefedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
(27) Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
(28) And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
(29) And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon is all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
(30) Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomoorow is cast into the oven, no much more you, O ye of little faith?
(31) Therefore take no thought, saying , what shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(32) (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
(33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
(34) Take therefore no thought for the morrow: ;for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day the evil thereof.