Daily Devotional

"Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' for 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:31-33

Anywhere in this world I think, but especially here in America it is easy to lose sight of the eternal while chasing after the material and temporel. As Christians we are called to follow the cause of Christ, however it can be tempting to make excuses for why we cannot serve or give due to our own needs. This verse reminds us that God is not unaware of our immediate concerns or needs. He doesn’t expect us to get everything in our lives completely sorted out and taken care of before we can serve Him. Rather the opposite is stated here, that we should seek first His kingdom, and then the rest will come.

If we do things out of order we will spend all of our effort chasing after things that while important now are not eternally important. We will miss out on the opportunities that God wants to put in front of us so that we can play a pivotal role in advancing His kingdom. He wants to free us up to do ministry and promises that if we run after Him, He will then take care of our needs.

I think it is also important to note that in this passage Jesus uses the word need and not want. When taking a financial class it is often stressed to differentiate between needs and wants. This passage is not a life hack to get everything you want and to get rich. However if you truly run after God, if you chase after the things of Him, and seek His righteousness, then your heart will hunger for the things of God and not the things of this world. God will supply your needs and your heart will be full. Remember that as children of God we may be in this world, but we are not of this world and our hearts and minds should be set on Jesus.

Let us run full speed toward God our Father and watch the amazing things He will accomplish in us and through us.

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