Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Jesus, in His sermon on the Mount, teaches us to seek the things of God as priority over the things of the world. To seek is to go after with all your heart. Jesus is asking us to work on God’s business as a priority by seeking His salvation, living in obedience to Him, and sharing the good news of the kingdom with others. Then, He will take care of our needs as He promised. If this is the promise we have received, there is no need to worry.
God has promised to provide for His own, supplying every need (Philippians 4:19), but His idea of what we need is often different from ours, and His timing will only occasionally meet our expectations. For example, we may see our need as riches or advancement, but perhaps God knows that what truly we need is a time of loss or solitude that will lead us to Him and make us realize that He is our provider.
But how do we know if we’re truly seeking God’s kingdom first? There are questions we can ask ourselves.
Where do I primarily spend my energies?
Is all my time and money spent on goods and activities that will certainly perish, or in the services of God—the results of which live on for eternity?”
Today, as we examine where we spend our time, talent and treasure, let us ask God’s help to seek the things of God over the things of the world. Let us then cast our cares on Him who is faithful to meet all our needs according to His riches in glory.