“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” (Matthew 6:33)
We all want God to supply our every need, especially when it comes to our basic, everyday necessities. I mean, we all know that God is love, right? He is also our “Good, Good Father” who wants to take good care of us. So, why shouldn’t we ask and He give us what we need and want?
Well, the answer is in today’s verse. Did you see the answer? Let’s look and see what it tells us.
1. “But seek first…” – this implies that there is a condition to God’s blessings. We need to be seeking to do something for Him, first.
2. “the kingdom of God…” – we are to be seeking to grow God’s kingdom. What this means is that God wants our first priority to be growing His kingdom by sharing the Gospel of Christ wherever we are and make disciples of those who put their faith and trust in Him (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8).
2. “and His righteousness,” – our other priority is to strive each day to live according to the moral standard He has set for us to live by. God is not going to reward us with everything we need when we are not doing what He has commanded us to do, first.
3. “and all these things will be provided for you.” – as long as we are working to grow His kingdom and striving to live according to the moral standard He has set for us, then God will supply our every need. This requires the full measure of our faith in the fact that God is faithful, and that He never lies.
God is not our personal “Genie in a Bottle” that is bound to giving us everything we need and/or want. He will not let us take advantage of Him. Remember this, God owes us nothing; we owe Him everything. Just do what He says, then watch what He does.
In Christ’s love,