“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33 NLT)
The verse tells us to prioritize two things: God’s Kingdom and God’s righteousness.
Righteousness is our right standing with God. Our righteousness comes from the Lord. A righteous person maintains right standing or relationship with God, our governing authority.
Jesus was our perfect example, on how we can apply this today in our lives. He demonstrated this while He was still on earth.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” (Mark 1:35 NIV)
Jesus made it His priority to ask and know the Father’s agenda for the day. He would align Himself with the Father’s will. As a result, Jesus received all He needed for His ministry. He did not struggle in doing the will of God. Indeed, the Father added all these things Jesus needed.
Being in the right position, aligned with the Father, gives us confidence that all that we need is granted to us already. As the Word promised, life abundant, life to the full, is prepared for us (John 10:10).
May we learn to follow Jesus’ example— to seek the Father’s will, to seek first His Kingdom & righteousness, above all else. May we experience the fulfillment of His promise— that all the things we need shall be added to us.
May we live in God’s Kingdom as we seek it first and make it a priority— His will on earth as it is in Heaven.