The Word of God richly resident in the believer (2), coupled with the filling and controlling of the Holy Spirit (3), produces an eternal value system of his life. This means, by faith, we begin to “look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (II Corinthians 4:18). We begin to “walk by faith, and not by sight” (II Corinthians 5:7), and set our minds on things above where Christ is seated in His Finished Work glory at the right hand of the Father (4).
Jesus expanded His eternal value system by saying, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not breack through nor steal: For where your treasure is there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21). In the first part of Matthew 6, Jesus is instilling an eternal value system into His disciples. In the second part, He is showing them the importance of having kingdom priorities. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).
Once we develop eternal values, kingdom priorities will govern