Matthew 6:33 - Put Jesus First and He Will Give You All You Need.
Matthew 6:33 (NLT) Seek the Kingdom of God
above all else, and live righteously, and he will
give you everything you need.
If you want your life to turn from
emptiness to overflowing, then give Jesus complete
control of your life, including your career.
An example of this is when Simon Peter
let Jesus get into his boat so he could teach
some people standing on the shore. The Bible
says, When [Jesus] had finished speaking, he
said to Simon [Peter], Put out into deep
water, and let down the nets for a catch. Simon
answered, Master, we've worked hard all night and
haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I
will let down the nets (Luke 5:4-5 NIV).
Then the Bible says, When they had
done so, they caught such a large number of fish
that their nets began to break. So they signaled
their partners in the other boat to come and help
them, and they came and filled both boats so full
that they began to sink (Luke 5:6-7 NIV).
If you want your life to turn from
emptiness to overflowing, youve got to get Jesus in
Whats your boat? Its how you make a
living. Simons business was his boat because he
was a fisherman. The boat represents your
career, your profession, your job, just like it
represented Simon Peters entire livelihood.
What does it mean to have Jesus in your
It means you dedicate your career to God.
Im not talking about salvation here. You may
have Jesus in your life, but have you given him
control of your career?
Youve trusted him for salvation and
serve faithfully in your church. But when you go
back to work during the week, is Jesus who you
trust in your job? Or do you put Jesus on the
When Simon Peter gave his job to Jesus,
he was blessed with incredible results. But
dont miss the sequence. We sometimes think,
God, make me really successful in business, and
then Ill serve you with the success. Wrong!
Its the exact opposite. Peter first gave Jesus
control of his job. Then Jesus blessed Peters job
with enormous success. Thats the order.
The Bible says in Matthew 6:33, Seek
the Kingdom of God above all else, and live
righteously, and he will give you everything you need
When you want God to bless something, put
him first in that area. You want God to bless
your time? You give him the first part of every
day. You want God to bless your money? You give
him the first 10 percent of your income, no
matter how small it is. You want God to bless your
job? Give him control, no matter how successful
Get Jesus in your boat, and youll see
your life turn from empty to overflowing. [Daily
Devotional by Rick Warren:
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
Matthew 6:33 - Put Jesus First and All These
Things Will Be Added.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
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A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
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Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
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Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies:
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Islam and Christianity in Prophecy, The
Third and Final Conflict by Tim Roosenberg:
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio: https://www.awr.org/bible
Revelation Now by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: