First Things First
Most of us have probably heard the idiom “PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE”. This is another way of saying, having things in the wrong order. Unfortunately, people have not appreciated the wisdom of this idiom. They put forth a great deal of effort, time, and resources trying to fulfill their dreams and aspirations but always seem to come up short. And I am sure there are a number of reason why they have not been successful. However, I believe they put the cart before the horse; things are in the wrong order!
In this passage Jesus shares with us the importance of having our priorities in order. He tells us to,
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all THESE THINGS will be added”.
What are THESE THINGS? Starting with verse 24 Jesus sheds light on THESE THINGS. THESE THINGS refer to our physical needs. See verse 25. Jesus said if we would seek him first and pursue his righteousness he will make sure our physical and material needs are met. Often time we make the tragic mistake of seeking things and not God. This is the wrong order! You have put the cart before the horse! Putting God first is a sure way of getting our needs first. I often refer to this as two for one blessing! Not only do we experience him and his righteousness, but in doing so, he makes sure our needs are taken care of! Notice, you don’t have to ask for THINGS; things are added because we have put him first! So remember, first things first!