Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness

Scripture reference

Matthew 6:33 (ASV)

33But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


The Goforths were constantly challenged to trust God for their welfare and the welfare of their children as they took opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus with the Chinese. They found it true that they could “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” and He would take care of the rest.
Dr. Parker's return to Scotland created a new need for the missionaries in China as the expenses incurred to run the hospital and dispensary were until that time, borne by him. But holding onto the promise to seek God’s Kingdom first and have “all these things” added to them, they chose to trust and not to close down the hospital. Their faith in God was beautifully rewarded.
A traveling salesman had taken to reckless living, but soon the futility of it all dawned on him and he considered taking his own life. But then he caught sight of the Gideon's Bible by his bedside and began reading. Challenged to “seek first the Kingdom of God,” the man asked for, and received, deliverance and salvation.
From the day he stopped his work as an auctioneer and committed the rest of his life to evangelism, Henry Moorhouse learned to trust God for his daily bread and God faithfully provided for his needs.
A deaf man had lost all of his earthly possessions in the American Civil War, and then his small business was ruined by an employee. There was no refuge for the man and his family but God Himself. In prayer he was impressed with the command in Matthew 6:33 to seek first the Kingdom of God. As he acknowledged that this was the desire of his and his wife's hearts, great peace and rest came over him. Soon the Lord provided for his needs from an unexpected source.