Matthew 6:25 "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than
clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
The basic message of this passage of scripture is: If we serve God and not money, then God will provide all of our daily material needs. If we grasp this message and live by it, then we will not worry about basic needs. Three times Jesus commands us not to be anxious or worry about basic material needs. He gives us two illustrations of His provision for birds and field and then emphasizes we are highest on His priority list to provide for, "Are you not much more valuable than these!" Jesus instructs us that our heavenly Father knows what we need and gives us the key to sure provision.
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.
"All these things" are what we need to physically live our life while serving the Lord. The primary meaning of "kingdom" is "the sovereign rule of a king". We seek His kingdom by learning what He commands us to do and be. We obey what He commands by faith, that is, we attempt to obey expecting Him to fulfill our act of obedience with His power.
We seek His righteousness by believing the Gospel. The gospel is repenting of our sin and believing that Jesus died on the cross for our sin, rose again on the third day and is our Lord (Mark 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 10:9). We seek His righteousness by learning the Word of God, the Bible, and obeying it (Romans 6:16b).
Are you worrying about provision? Stop worrying and start seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. The Lord will provide all you need to live on. Read through Matthew 6:25-34 again and again to burn this liberating truth upon your heart!