"Seek Ye First"

Matthew 6:32‑34  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
A Christian is a man who has God in heaven as his Father.
Therefore, as our Father knows this, why should we doubt Him? We do not distrust our earthly father; much less then should we doubt our heavenly Father.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:3333But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)).
It is not that we are to seek first the kingdom of God and then these things; but seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all the rest will come.
“Take, therefore, no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself” (v. 34).
That is, our Lord prepares us for this, that the anxiety which dreads an evil thing on the morrow, is nothing but unbelief. When the morrow comes, the evil may not be there; if it comes, God will be there. He may allow us to taste what it is to indulge in our own wills; but if our souls are subject to Him, how often the evil that is dreaded never appears.
When the heart bows to the will of God about some sorrow that we dread, how often the sorrow is taken away, and the Lord meets us with unexpected kindness and goodness. He is able to make even the sorrow to be all blessing. Whatever be His will it is good.
“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” (v. 34).