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God instructs us to seek first his kingdom and righteousness, a righteousness rooted in a faith filled life.

Romans 9:30-33

30 What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law. 32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, 33 as it is written,

“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense;
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

Matthew 6:33

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

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Can a believer fall away? Yes. Can anyone make a believer fall away? No. What’s the believers first responsibility? Seek God’s righteousness and kingdom first. How intently? Enough to dig deep roots.

Luke 8:13

13 And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away.

John 10:29-30

29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
30 I and the Father are one.”

Matthew 6:33

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

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