This statement of Jesus’ is counterintuitive to our corrupt human nature. Our highest priority in life is to look out for number 1…ourselves, and not to cast all our material needs on Him, trusting He will take care of us. But Jesus didn’t say to take no thought about practical matters…that would be foolish. He rather said the controlling factor in our life was to be about our relationship with Him not amassing stuff. We are to focus on our relationship with God while being cautiously carefree about everything else. When Peter asked Jesus what there would be for them because they had left everything to follow Him, Jesus replied, “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” By seeking God first and foremost in our life we receive the greatest gift possible – salvation – which far exceeds any earthly material thing we could ever obtain by ourselves.