Saturday, December 26, 2009

Do you long for righteousness?

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6

Do you remember when you first fell in love? You wanted to be with that person. You wanted to talk to that person. Your thoughts were nearly always about that person.

That’s what it’s like to hunger and thirst for righteousness. Once you’ve tasted the goodness of God, once you’ve experienced the righteousness of God and the consequences of a righteous life, it’s like falling in love.

When we’re in love with righteousness our desires begin to line up with God’s desires. His purpose and plans for us begin to match our longings. Our decisions are cross-checked through what we know of God’s desires for us. Our love for others begins to mirror His love for us. When this happens, we are fortunate, favoured, blessed.

The more we know and experience the love of God, the more we crave and hunger for His righteousness. The more we witness the tragedy of the world, the more we hunger and thirst for righteousness.

Love the Lord your God with all your mind, heart, soul and strength.

When we are poor in spirit, or mourning, when we are meek and when we hunger and thirst for righteousness, we are indeed blessed.

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it your may grow up in your salvation.” 1st Peter 2:2

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