Matthew 6:33 says” but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
We live in a society that is so materialistic I call it “Materialistic Crazy” People have obtained so much stuff that they are living on the edge of bankruptcy. What is it about us that we got to have stuff?
Matthew is reminding us that if we would seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness all these things will be added to you. The reason many of us do not seek first the kingdom of God; is because we do not trust God will give us what we want. We want things for selfish reasons for our own pleasures. James 4:3 says” you ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
Everyday people are finding ways to get more and more things and yet they believe that those things will make them happy. If you and I put that much effort into having possessions, why aren’t we putting effort into our life after death?
This world is not going to stay here it is coming to an end rather you want to believe it or not. The bible clearly says that there is a time appointed to man to die, there is coming a day that you will die and you need to make a choice where you will live for eternity. Either you will go to heaven or you will live eternity in hell.
I remember when I was in my twenty’s I had it all, at least I thought so. I had the prestige the job the money and social status. I thought I had arrived at the level of marketing in the corporate world. But like my mother would say, “if you do not put God first do not think you are going to make it in this world.”
I learned a valuable lesson. To make the story short the Lord took me off my high horse. It was from that day that I stopped being a materialistic person.
My heart’s desire had become God grant me all spiritual gifts. That is just what Jesus did He gave me spiritual gifts and I am much happier with His gifts then the things of this world.
God does not mind you and I having nice things but when our possessions become materialistic and it takes the place of God then you are in danger.