21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Can’t Take It With You
Most of us have heard the phrase “You can’t take it with you when you die!” This is one of those euphemisms to allude to the fact that stuff does not matter, and the pursuit of things and money ultimately is pointless.
So many people struggle with getting enough or having enough, and their lives only have trouble or emptiness. Either they are always seeking more or greater, or they feel like they are failing to provide or failing at life.
This can even be true among Christians. We all only want to provide for ourselves and our families, to create a full life, so we seek out the means to do that.
Seek first …
However, God tells us the best and ultimately the only way to provide our needs.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
When we seek God’s holiness and more of Him in our lives, we will want the things God wants. In the process, God will take care of all our needs. This is not just making sure we have food to eat, water to drink, clothing, and a place to sleep.
In return for our faithfulness, God, in His faithfulness, gives us eternal life, righteousness, and a good name (honor). All of this comes through His Son, Jesus the Christ.
Heavenly Father, lead us by Your Holy Spirit to seek only You. Give us a thirst for righteousness and mercy, that we may not feel the need to worry and to bring glory to Your name!