BUT SEEK HIS KINGDOM
Luke 12:22-34 (K. V.: 12:31)
“But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”
1. What did Jesus want his disciples not to worry about (22)? Why were these worries serious to them? What is more important than food and clothes (23)? What does this mean to us?
2. What can we learn about God from ravens, wildflowers and grass of the field (24-28)? Why did Jesus use the word “consider”? Why is worry useless and what is its root (25-26,28b)? How did Jesus assure us that God values and provides for us?
3. What should disciples be careful not to set their hearts on (29)? What does the pagan world “run after” (30a)? What does our Father know about us (30b)?
4. Read verse 31. What must Jesus’ disciples seek positively instead of worrying? How does what we seek set our life’s direction? What does it mean to “seek his kingdom”? What is God’s promise?
5. What is God the Father pleased to give to his “little flock” (32)? How can we seek his kingdom practically (33a; Ac 4:36-37; 1Ti 6:18-19)? Why should we have treasure in heaven (33b)? How is one’s treasure related to their heart (34)?