Week of March 4 - Day 4

Day 4 Read: Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Reflect: What does Jesus encourage His audience to do? What is the reward?

Consider: The “the kingdom of God” refers primarily to God’s kingly rule, while “righteousness” is the doing of what God requires and of what pleases him.[1]

Respond: Practically speaking, what does it mean to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness”? How have you seen Jesus’ statement in verse 33 proven true in your life?

 

[1] Barclay Moon Newman and Philip C. Stine, A Handbook on the Gospel of Matthew, UBS Handbook Series (New York: United Bible Societies, 1992), 192.