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