“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”….Matthew 6:33.

What are “these things” that Jesus is referring to?  Is it a fat bank account?  Is it a shiny, new car?  Or maybe it’s that sprawling, 3000 sq. ft. house that you’ve been eyeing in that exclusive neighborhood.

No.  It’s NONE of these.  If you go back to the verses previous to that, you will see that Jesus is speaking about our needs of clothing and food.  In verse 31, he tells us “do not be anxious” about what we will eat, drink, or wear because God already knows we have those needs.  He points to the birds of the air and to the lilies of the field and reassures us that because He meets their needs, He will surely meet ours, too.

God’s promise to us is that our needs will be supplied for.  He says nothing about our wants.  He has no problem providing us with a place to live, but He never said anything about giving us more than what is required for our needs or that it would be above our means to pay for it.  You might not need a 3000 sq. ft. house.  You may only need 1500.  He will give us what we NEED, not what we want.

If we put God first, seek Him daily, and live for Him, He will make sure that our needs are met.


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