"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you" Matt 6:33
There are things that we all need in life like a suitable job to give us a source of income so we can have food, clothes, shelter, etc. “Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.” (Matthew 6:32).
God cares about us and He wants us to have all these things. In fact, He wants all these things added to us. Jesus tells us that the way these things are added to us is by us seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
But what is righteousness? Righteousness is not right behaviour but rather it is right standing with the Father. It is is a gift from God; it is all your guilt completely cleared. Paul calls it “the gift of righteousness”. (Romans 5:17). To seek this gift is to be conscious of the fact that you have it and to confess that you are righteous in Christ.
So the righteousness that we are told to seek first is not right behaviour, but right standing before God, which is given to us as a gift when we receive salvation.
At the cross, Jesus didn’t just remove our sins, He also gave us His righteousness so that today, we can come boldly before the throne of God and freely receive everything He died to give us!
Today, be assured that your heavenly Father knows that you need these things. Just seek His righteousness, not your own righteousness, and “all these things shall be added to you”!
He will supply your every need!