I don’t think we have ever witnessed a more materialistic society than what we have today. Everywhere you go many are concerned about material things, even in some of our churches we have equated material things to mean that you are blessed of the Lord. People are striving and wearing themselves out in search of that material blessing, no wonder corruption is on a high in our nation today because many will do anything to look the part. But it should not be so among those of us who know Christ and the power of his resurrection.
1 Therefore do not worry or be anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted), saying, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ 32 For the [pagan] Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; [but do not worry,] for your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.