But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
Men are mistaking all the time what they are fit for. Shall a weak man go into the ring to wrestle? Shall a dell and heavy man go on the road to race? Shall an unskilled man undertake to carry on the most skilful shop? Men are all the time miscarrying and miscarrying; it is the collision between impotence and desire that is all the time putting them back; and they are worrying and fretting and anxious.
1. Because nothing can happen to any without God's general permission.
2. Because nothing shall happen to His people without God's special direction.
3. Because in what does happen, the terms good and evil, as we are accustomed to employ them, are often misunderstood and misapplied.
4. Because sufficient will be afforded by every passing day to exercise oar powers and occupy our thoughts, without extending our views beyond.
(T. Dale, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.