Seek More, Worry Less
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33 NASB
I love the teachings that Jesus has given us. This scripture in Matthew is a word of hope and of faith. Many have tried to twist the kingdom for their own purpose to build a humanistic kingdom and then declare it to be the church. However, God’s kingdom is so vast and mysterious, it would take more than 1000 life times to fully understand it. This is why the Holy Scripture was given to us—for the Living Word to be rightly divided and sought out daily.
The process of seeking out the Kingdom in all its glory provides no shortcuts. In order to completely understand the Kingdom of Heaven, we must first know the King. When we have a personal relationship with the King, righteousness is produced in a once absent, dark heart. If He, Yahweh, is our King—King of Kings and Lord of Lords—and if we are His children, adopted into His royal family according to Romans 8, then we are King’s Kids. So then as ambassadors of the King here on Earth, let us therefore conduct ourselves accordingly as members of the King’s court.
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."–1 Peter 2:9-10 NASB
1 Peter 2:9-10 declares we were chosen out of darkness into marvelous light, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. Our position as His own special people protects us from getting caught up in what the natural eyes see and settle on a misinterpretation of the true Kingdom. But since God looks at the heart—the inner parts of man—shouldn’t we, as His children and ambassadors, seek after the deeper callings of Christ?
The question of the hour is this: Why are we seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness? As stated previously, it’s about faith and hope. In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus is telling us not to worry. So often we worry about food, drink, clothing, house, transportation, but really, let’s make it plain— the worry is about money to provide all those things. But if He takes care of the birds, why wouldn’t He take care of us, His children? Can we add one second to our lives with worrying? NO! Worry can easily rob us of 1000’s of hours from progressing in another measure of growing from faith to faith.
Here in Matthew, Jesus is simply saying that when we seek His Kingdom principles, we find Kingdom purpose which trumps earthly issues and worries. His righteousness is a byproduct of our seeking His Kingdom. We don’t have to seek after things like the Gentiles did. Our Father knows we need money for clothing, food, drink, houses, etc. All these are the things added to us when we seek after the Anointed One, King Jesus. Do you have a need today? He already knows. First, seek Him and His desires for you, and then watch what He does for His King’s Kid!