“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Luke 6:33)
What are “these things” God will add to us if we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness? These things are: What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ Jesus reassured us regarding “these things”:
1) Gentiles seek after all these things.
2) Your heavenly father knows that you need them all. (v 32)
Double repetitions of “do not be anxious about these things” (Luke 6:25-31) sandwich the reasons which are rhetorically phrased.
1) Is not life more than these? v. 25
2) Since your heavenly Father feeds the birds of the air, will He not do the same for you who are more valuable? v. 26
3) Will being anxious add a single hour to your life? v. 27
4) Will God not much more gloriously clothe you better than the lilies of the filed? v. 28-30
Rather, “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Luke 6:33). As we seek to know God and to make Him known and as we diligently seek to live a righteous life, he will provide all that we need to live. That’s a sure promise.
For a third time, Jesus admonishes, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (v. 34)
Christ’s teachings are clear: We believers need to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and He will provide for our needs— what we will eat, what we will drink, and what we will wear, etc.
I want to encourage you to do this because I have seen Him fulfill this promise personally. To serve God overseas, I went out single and without much money, thinking that that would not change much. However, twenty years later, He has blessed me with a family and with a house which has turned into a substantial investment. I did not seek first the riches, but, on the contrary, His kingdom and his righteousness. He, then, poured into my life blessings upon blessings.
Also, Mark 10:29-30 gives us another promise:
“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. (bold font, mine).
God promises to add and to multiply our resources, ALL that we need, if we seek first His kingdom and his righteousness.
The apostle Paul also reminded us, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:19)
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:19)