Matthew 6:33 But strive first for the kingdom of God


But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.


Matthew 6:33 evolves out of Matthew 6:25: "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on." In this passage from the Sermon on the Mount Jesus is defining the most important of the universal spiritual principles that were the heart of his message. “Seeking first the kingdom” means that our purpose as spiritual beings sharing this human experience is to create—choice by choice—the higher spiritual consciousness that Jesus describes as “the kingdom of heaven.” Human challenges and distractions are of secondary importance. So long as our focus remains on achieving our spiritual purpose, our human needs will be met, abundantly and joyfully. Too often we feel we must solve our human problems first in order to make time and space and means to deal with the spiritual. This causes us to live from an energy of fear and anxiety. In fact, according to spiritual law, the opposite is always true. It's only by committing to the spiritual—to making choices out of love—that we can fully experience and enjoy our human experience.