by R.C. Sproul

“In declaring the top priorities for Godly living, our Lord said: ‘Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well’ (Matthew 6:33). When Jesus said, ‘Seek first,’ the word first does not describe an initial step in a numerical sequence. Rather, the force of the term is to emphasize priority of importance. Our top priority is to seek God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness.”

“If we want to know what righteousness looks like, we direct our attention to the law of God, as given to us in the Ten Commandments. To be sure, our Savior has redeemed us from the curse of the law. We are no longer pressed down, groaning under its burden. We are not saved by the law, but by grace.” (A Free Gift)

“Yet we are not to throw the law of God into the trash bin as though it has no value to us. The law still serves as a perfect revelation of true righteousness.”

Source of Above Excerpts: Focus on the Family; April/May 2003 Magazine; Righteousness Exalts a Nation by R.C. Sproul