Seeking His Kingdom

So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
(Matthew 6:31-34 Holman Christian Standard Bible ®©)

A woman asked a smelly boy, “Have you ever taken a bath?” He replied, “Why, is one missing?”

What did Jesus mean when He told His disciples to seek His Kingdom? Probably not that it was missing. Why would they have to search for it, then? Remember that He told Nicodemus that he could not see His Kingdom unless he had been born again, from above. The influence that God has in our world is invisible to those who have no eyes to see it. Almost as if it is hidden.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it.
(Matthew 13:45-46 Holman Christian Standard Bible ®©)