Matthew 6:33, NKJV: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

The beautiful words of Matthew 6:33 have been memorized and sang about, and have often brought comfort to those who take these words of Jesus to heart. But how sad is it for Christians who do not take them to heart. But why don’t they? Hasn’t God promised He will “never leave us, nor forsake us?” So, how can we read such words and still worry about our needs. Perhaps it is hard to believe that “all these things will be added,” because we do not “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.” Perhaps if we felt that we truly seek Him first, then we would trust He would provide. Do we seek Him first? Do we seek Him more than money, things, comforts, entertainment, personal dreams, desires, ambitions, relationships, etc.? We, like Martha, are “worried and troubled about many things” (Luke 10:41). But peace is there for us when we take these words to heart, seeking God first, and trusting that He will be true to His Word concerning “all these things.”