What does seek mean? What does seek first mean? Some might think this a silly question. First means first. Seek means to look for something. On the surface, this seems clear enough. But wouldn’t you think that God sending his Word and the Prophets would have been properly understood as to what seeking God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness would be? The truth is most of us read this verse as if we are to prioritize God to the top of our list of important things. NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
As we look at and focus on Matthew 6:33 we must to reflect on the context of this message within the whole of scripture. To understand the meaning of “seek ye first” allows us to honor Christ’s commandment and encourage one another in our pursuit of God’s holy nature. One of the troubles with the Church today is its focus upon everything other than the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.