“Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all [that you need] will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
Righteousness means being in right standing with governing authority. It also means fulfilling the function for which something or someone is designed. What does it mean to seek His righteousness? First of all, we must seek it. We have fallen way below God’s holy standard (thanks be to Jesus who makes up for our lack by His grace), but He has given us His Holy Spirit to empower us for righteous living. Simply put – we need Him to be in submission to and alignment with Him.
It also means being who we are supposed to be and do what we are supposed to do. When we seek Him more earnestly than our paycheck, He promises to take care of us. I just need to focus on Jesus and walking with Him and trust that He will take care of me on my journey.
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for giving me another day. Give me the grace to seek You with my whole heart, and help me to trust You for the necessities of my life. Amen