“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
- When we seek the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, God will remove all anxiousness and worry, but our biggest problem seems to be, that we desire the kingdom, but are not committed to seeking His righteousness. Our hardened hearts, desire heaven when we die, but the things of the world while we are on earth, so we often skip the seeking of righteousness. To obtain the kingdom, we must obtain the King. Jesus in the King, and seeking His righteousness is what fulfills every need we have, now and forevermore.
- This statement was given by Jesus when he was speaking on the topic of worrying. If you are worrying, you are not obeying Christ, because He said, do not worry. The reason we continue to worry is because we seek His kingdom, but we do not seek His righteousness. We must not worry about what might happen tomorrow, when God has filled today with blessings and opportunities that glorify Him. God may not remove the source of your worries, but He will always remove your worries when you seek Him and fully trust Him. Worry always exhibits a lack of faith.
- God wants to bless us in many ways. His promise of “all these things” is not what the world views as prosperity, but include such things as peace, love, joy, etc. We must seek God, and His righteousness, and let Him choose to bless us with the things that matter. When we feel like there is something missing in life, we have not sought His kingdom, and righteousness, above all else. We must focus on the blessings He provides and not miss the opportunities He has for us. His plan is perfect, and we should stand strong in our faith in Him.
- Is God your number one priority, or do you need to reevaluate your heart?
- What have you ever accomplished by worrying about what might happen tomorrow?
Dear Lord, forgive us, and purify us, from the inside out. Amen