Hunger and Thirst

Post date: Apr 4, 2011 8:01:41 PM

Weekly blessing from Matthew 5:6,

"May you hunger and thirst for righteousness, for you will be filled."

This blessing contains both an instruction and a promise. It instructs you to hunger and thirst for righteousness and it promises that those who hunger and thirst will be filled.

This passage of scripture is found at the beginning of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and in the middle of Jesus' Beatitudes. The focus is on righteousness, which is also a major theme in the entire book of Matthew. Righteousness, at its core, is right conduct in the eyes of God.

Do you hunger and thirst for doing what is right before God?

If so, you will be filled. God will bring about total satisfaction to your need. Your empty stomach will be made full. Your thirst will be quenched.

You do not hunger or thirst in vain.

Pastor Jeff Gravens