Should we be able to expect abundant blessings in this life, and in what form would they or do they come in? The problem is that some would use our verse above, and others like Matthew 6:33, “seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you” and then declare that if you follow God that things such as money, influence, success, and significance will follow you. Using verses such as John 10:10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”, they declare that God desires for all His children to have these “things” in abundance on earth.
You need to know how easy it is for someone to twist the text to say what they want it to say. The things Jesus was talking about in Matthew 6:33 were about physical provisions, yes it is true. Yes we will get some "things" taken care of, but how much we do not know, nor should we really care. We hear promises of a 30, 60, and even 100 times return on our “investment in the kingdom” thrown around a lot, but what many do not realize is that the investment is into a man's kingdom not God’s.
Indeed seek ye first, then God will care for you, but not always in the way we want, and I would contend that those whom seek Him as a means of social respectability or upward mobility first are not actually seeking Him at all, but seeking what He can give them.
"We are King's Kids, of course we should expect ‘favor’", they will say.
To that I reply, "Yes, we should, and so that we know what kind of favor we will get, what did His #1 kid get, and how about His cousin?"
The Apostles considered persecution the favor of God (Acts 5:41)...so did our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:11-12)...are you serving the right King?