The Father’s Care, Part 4

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.  Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:25, 33

In this passage of Scripture, we are told to not spend our lives worrying about things like food, drink and clothing.  We are told that the Father knows we need these things and will provide them for us.  But if we aren’t focusing on the things of this world, what should we be focusing on?

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness…”

The kingdom of God would refer to the whole realm of spiritual life.  We enter the kingdom of God by salvation through the finished work of Jesus Christ.  Romans 14:17 tells us “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”  Righteousness, peace, and joy are things that we should be seeking.

The world seeks earthly pleasure (food, drink, etc.).  God’s people seek joy in the Holy Ghost.  God’s people seek righteousness, whether that be the imputed righteousness of Jesus Himself, or whether it be day to day righteous living.  Those are things that the people of God should be seeking.

After telling us what we should be seeking after, verse 33 gives us a wonderful promise: “…all these things shall be added unto you.”  As we seek the Lord, and as we seek His righteousness, peace and joy, He will give us those things we need.  We can focus our lives on earthly things and get a few earthly things.  Or we can focus our lives on Heavenly things and get Heavenly things and have the Father provide for our earthly needs.  What more could we want?

5 responses to this post.

  1. I’m going for the plan that focuses on Him! I’ve already tried the other one . . .didn’t work so well. 🙂 God bless you as you seek Him!


  2. Thank you, Ben

    I’m wondering if we will ever get to the point where we allow Him to think for us.

    Just wondering out loud ….



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