Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Vance Haver always had this saying “Jesus Christ never comes next. He does not play second fiddle. He is Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.” Most of this is taken from an article by Dr. Havner called “Jesus Is Not an Additive”
Jesus is not an additive. He is not pepper that you add for spice or salt for flavor. He is the main course. There is too much of just tacking Jesus on to things in this country. A prayer at a ball game or a spare tire when you are in trouble.
Nicodemus wanted to add Christ to his repertoire of master of Israel and a thousand other good works. Christ told him you need to start over from scratch. You need a new birth. Anything you bring from that old religious life is going to have to be left at the door. Christ said you need 100% of my righteous or nothing at all. It can’t be a mixture of your righteous and His. That is contamination.
Christ needs to be first, second and everything else between Alpha and Omega. He is all you need. We sometimes think we can add to His righteous. It all boils down to priorities. We just can’t put him anywhere in the order of our priorities. He always needs to be first. He is not an additive.