“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matt. 5:6
The issue in this beatitude is satisfaction. Blessed are the hungry. Are you satisfied in only praying the sinner’s prayer or starving for more out of your relationship with God?
Real hunger is not satisfied with a mere piece of bread but demands the whole loaf.
Righteousness means giving both God and man their due. In Jewish Law the righteous person met both of these obligations by fulfilling the two greatest commandments, love God and love your neighbor.
Blessed are those with an insatiable desire to do what is right toward God and others.
Hungering for righteousness addresses necessity and desire. Kingdom people are desperately determined to make righteous living a priority and making the pursuit of righteousness a matter of life or death.
Getting what you want
When hungering and thirsting for the right thing, you experience deep-seated satisfaction. Jesus promises in Matthew 6:33,
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Pursuing godly desires
What kind of Jesus follower do you want to be? Are you satisfied by being a “C” Christian? What brings satisfaction, what is your deepest desire, what makes you fulfilled?
Living in the Kingdom includes being driven toward righteousness, always wanting more of God.
Do not be satisfied with just a little bit of righteousness. Hunger for it and ask yourself how righteous you want to be when you stand before God and then realize, you already are…
Where do you find your greatest satisfaction? Share your comments below.