“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 KJV
Having as our priority seeking God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness is the best decision we can make. It’s sad that so many people feel that they have to go after other things first in order to be happy and successful. Instead of putting God first, many seek security in possessions. Some seek fulfillment in relationships. Others seek satisfaction in pleasures.
The promise from Matthew 6:33 is that if we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness first all these things will be added unto us. All these things are the things that many go after without putting God first.
In Matthew 6 Jesus talks about things like food and clothes. He says these will be provided for us when we put him first. In Mark 10:30 Jesus said when we put Him first we will have houses and land. Psalm 112:3 says wealth and riches will be in the house of the man who puts God first. Psalm 16:11 says “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 34:10 says: “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.”
I believe we all desire these things. The way to get these things is not to go after them, but to go after God. When we put God first we don’t have to seek things, God will add them to us. God says: “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” – (Psalm 24:1). Since God owns everything and every good and perfect gift comes from Him, why do we try to get things and find fulfillment without Him.
Seek God’s kingdom, His spritual rule over our hearts as we submit to Him. Seek His righteousness. Read His word. (Isaiah 34:16 tells us “Seek ye out of the book and read…).
God’s word is the guide to us for knowing what is right and what is wrong. (Psalms 33:4 says “For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.”). Make seeking God and His righteousness your priority. (Proverbs 3:6 tells us “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”). Do this and enjoy the abundant life that Jesus came to give. (See John 10:10). Enjoy life in the kingdom of God because righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost is what the kingdom of God is. (See Romans 14:17.)