Verse of the Day: Matthew 6:33
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33
As Christians, we have no need to worry about the needs in our life. This verse does not mean we will get everything we ‘want’, but everything we ‘need’. This has nothing to do with the name it, claim it heresy. Look at the list in vs 25 and 31. It deals with food, clothing and shelter. These are really our only needs; food to eat, clothes to wear, and a place for shelter.
What Jesus is saying here is that if we truly, with everything that is in us, seek first His kingdom, His righteousness, His life, God will take care of meeting the above needs. It is important that we understand that it may not be the way we would like it. For instance, we may want and get a full meal, however, we may only get some bits and pieces of food. But it is food and gives us what we need. Also, we may want and get a new house, however, we may only get a small room or someplace to hang out with protection from the environment. God will provide our absolute needs, but He will do it in the way that is best for us with the tasks He has for us to accomplish.
Be thankful for all His gifts, and all His provision. Use all these things in your work for Him. Do not compare yourself and what God provides with what others have. If you have any food to eat, any clothes to wear, and anyplace to shelter yourself, you are blessed. There are many people in the world who do not have anything at all. Therefore, be thankful.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries, Inc.