But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33
This verse makes an appearance in the Sermon on the mount and more precisely in the section about “Worry”. Jesus was teaching the crowd not to worry about their clothes and food. He drew their attention towards the birds of the air and the grass of the field. They had all their needs taken care of by their Heavenly Father. Why can’t we trust Him to the same for us?
This verse, v33 is sort of a summary of the entire passage on Worry. The entire sermon on the mount has been about the Kingdom of God. And Jesus emphasizes the same here. Seek first the kingdom of God.
Anxiety and worry don’t have to have the upper hand in our life. We need to learn to rest in His promises and control. Jesus reminds us to let go and let God in. Be still and Know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 We can turn away from worry and anxious thoughts and focus on the kingdom of God. However, we can do that only when we let go of our fears and doubts and let God take control of our lives.