Do We Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

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

H—Hunting                            T—Transforming

U—Understanding.                H—Hunger.

N—Needful                             I —Insatiable

G—Growth.                             R—Redemption.

E—Emancipating                  S—Summoning

R—Renewal.                           T—Truth.

Do we truly hunger and thirst for righteousness before God? A hunger is a need to be satisfied, to be filled. It is a gnawing pain inside that growls, telling us that we must find a way to ease it.

What does our “hungering” for God and His righteousness sound like in our everyday lives? Does it find expression in our words, in our prayers, in our actions? Do we hunt for the understanding to try and be what God wants us to be? Do we pursue the change we need in order to reach an emancipating renewal in our lives?

Once our hunger seems satisfied with understanding and change, will we continue to thirst? Will we always have an insatiable hunger, a strong desire for His redeeming love in our hearts?

 . . . like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation. . . (I Peter2:2)

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. (John 6:35)

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1)

I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.  (Psalm 143:6)

Transformation will occur when we truly listen to His summoning Truth. It calls us to be His, beckoning us to share His Word with others that they may hunger and thirst as well–and be filled.

Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”(John 4:13-14)

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. (John 6:35)

. . . Until the time when we will hunger and thirst no more—for we will be with Him. Amen.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 10/22/17) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

 

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