The Lord says to seek him first and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. To seek God first and His righteousness: means His right, perfect life is ours. For us not to try to build a righteousness of our own. That is self righteousness. Pride. We want Christ to cover us with His robe of perfect life. When God the Father looks at us He seeks the perfection of Jesus. Then a life of joy, obedience and peace follows. It is Jesus in and through us!