Matthew 6:33 - Make Christ First And Last And Best In Everything!!!

Matthew 6:33 (NLT) Seek the Kingdom of God 
above all else, and live righteously, and he will 
give you everything you need. 


To seek first his kingdom and his 
righteousness means to give him first place in your 
life. It means to turn to God first for help, to 
fill your thoughts with his desires, to take his 
character for your pattern, and to serve and obey him 
in everything. What is really important to you? 
People, objects, goals, and other desires all 
compete for priority. Any of these can quickly bump 
God out of first place if you dont actively 
choose to give him first place in every area of 
your life. [Life Application SB] 

We are to make Him first and last and best 
in everything. We are to engage in no business, 
follow no pursuit, seek no pleasure, that would 
hinder the outworking of His righteousness in our 
character and life. Whatever we do is to be done 
heartily, as unto the Lord If we follow His 
example, His assurance to us is that all things 
needful in this life "shall be added." MB99 

Make Christ first and last and best in 
everything. Constantly behold Him, and your love for Him 
will daily become deeper and stronger as it is 
submitted to the test of trial. AH106 

Whatever our department of labor, be it 
housework or field work or intellectual pursuits, we 
may perform it to the glory of God so long as we 
make Christ first and last and best in 
everything. 5T459 


   King George V wrote on the flyleaf of the 
Bible of a friend: "The secret of happiness is not 
to do what you like to do, but to learn to like 
what you have to do."  
   Too many people think happiness is an 
elusive, will-o'-the-wisp thing to be found only by 
constant pursuit and relentless searching. But 
happiness is not an end in itself; it is the byproduct 
of something far greater. Jesus told His 
disciples: "Seek first the kingdom of God and His 
righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you" 
(Matt. 6:33). The "things" He spoke of were the 
basic needs of life: food, drink, clothes, 
shelter. He told us not to make these things the 
chief goal of our lives, but to "seek... the 
   There, if we will take it, is the secret 
of happiness: "Seek first the kingdom of God." 
How do we do this? By submitting ourselves 
without reserve to Jesus Christ as King of our lives 
every day. This is the path of true happiness.  
   In what ways have you been trying to 
create happiness in your life?  Ask God to redirect 
your efforts and to give you a heart that seeks 
his kingdom more than worldly pleasures.  [Hope 
for Each Day by Billy Graham] 


   When Jesus said, But seek first the 
kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these 
things shall be added to you, what things 
was He talking about? 
   Well, He was talking about what youre 
going to eat, what youre going to wear - all 
the things that you care about. And God will 
take care of all these things if you put Him 
   But what does it mean to seek first 
the kingdom of God? It means study the Bible, 
know what the Bible says about things, and do 
what the Bible tells you to do. 
   One day as Jesus was talking with the 
disciples, Peter said to Him, See, we have left all 
and followed You (Mark 10:28 NKJV). 
   Jesus then made a promise that also 
applies to us today: Assuredly, I say to you, 
there is no one who has left house or brothers or 
sisters or father or mother or wife or children or 
lands, for My sake and the gospels, who shall 
not receive a hundredfold now in this time - 
houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and 
children and lands, with persecutions - and in the 
age to come, eternal life (verses 29-30 
   To loosely paraphrase, whatever you give 
up to follow Christ, God will replace it with 
something far better. It may be in this life - or it 
may not be. 
   There will be tragedies, setbacks, and 
inexplicable things that happen to us and make no sense. 
But God promises that He will compensate. He 
will repay. He will make it up to us. And when we 
get to the afterlife, well see how true that 
really is. 
   One day it all will be sorted out. It all 
will make sense. But until that day, our focus 
should be to walk closely with the Lord and put Him 
first. [Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 

   Do you want to know what's important to 
you? Its whatever you worry about most. Worry 
tells you what's important in your life. If you 
worry about it, it's important to you. If you 
don't worry about it, then either you've entrusted 
it to God, or it's not that important to you. 
   Every time you start to worry, you should 
stop and turn the worry into a prayer. If you 
prayed about everything you worried about, you'd 
have a lot less to worry about. Worry won't 
change anything. But prayer can change everything! 
   Jesus says in the Sermon on the Mount, 
"These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, 
but your heavenly Father already knows all your 
needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and 
live righteously, and he will give you everything 
you need (Matthew 6:32-33 NLT).  
   When your priorities are right, God's 
answer is yes. He'll give you all you need if 
your first concern is to live for his kingdom. 
[Daily Devotional by Rick Warren: 


The Four Monuments of Human Nature:
Fortune, Fame, Power, Pleasure
   Built in clusters, making them appear 
formidable  and acceptable. As the idols in ancient 
Athens, our society is saturated with them. 
   FORTUNE. How neatly it fits our times! 
Its inscription at the base is bold: "Get rich." 
The figure in the statue is impressive - a 
hardworking young executive, a clever, diligent 
businessman unwilling to admit the greed behind his long 
hours and relentless drive. 
   FAME. Another monument tailor-made for 
this twenty-first century. It reads: "Be famous." 
All its figures are bowing in worship of the 
popularity cult  eagerly anticipating the day when 
their desire to be known, seen, quoted, applauded, 
and exalted will be satisfied. Young and old 
surround the superficial celebrity scene. 
   POWER. Etched in the flesh of this human 
edifice are these words: "Take control." These 
figures are capitalizing on every opportunity to 
seize the reins of authority and race to the top 
   PLEASURE. The fourth monument is perhaps 
the most familiar of all. Its message is 
straightforward: "Indulge yourself." If it looks good, grab 
it! If it tastes good, eat it  drink it! If 
it feels good, do it! 
   Conspicuous by its absence is the 
underlying philosophy of Jesus Christ. He's the One who 
taught the truth about being eternally rich through 
giving rather than getting. About serving others 
rather than ripping them off by looking out for 
number one. About surrendering rights rather than 
seizing control. About limiting your liberty out of 
love and saying "No" when the flesh pleads for 
"Yes." You know - the whole package wrapped up in 
one simple statement.  
   Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, 
and live righteously, and he will give you 
everything you need. Matthew 6:33 
   No elaborate set of statues. No 
sculptures done in marble - not even an epitaph for the 
world to read. And when He died nobody cared 
because they were too busy building their own 
monuments. We still are. [Chuck Swindoll 


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 


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