Seek First the Kingdom of God
1 Timothy 4:15 (NKJV)
Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.
"Why should we be diligent in reading Scripture, teaching, encouraging others, and practicing the spiritual gifts the Lord has given us? Because this is the way we learn more about God and how to walk in His ways. As we live in active, engaged obedience to the Lord-obeying the initial promptings of His Spirit and clinging to His Word-we grow and mature in His likeness (Gal. 5:22, 23, 2 Pet. 1:3-8)"
Stanley, Charles F.. The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible, Nkjv. : Thomas Nelson Inc, 2009. Print.
Deuteronomy 10:14 (NKJV)
Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the Lord your God, also the earth with all that is in it.
Haggai 2:8 (NKJV)
The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,' says the Lord of hosts.
Deuteronomy 8:18 (NKJV)
And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day
2 Corinthians 9:8-10 (NKJV)
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written:
"He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever."
Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,
Philippians 2:3 (NKJV)
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.