FOR READING: Matthew 5:1-11
MEMORY VERSE: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled”. (Matthew 5:6)
Hunger and thirst for righteousness - is one of the most important verses in the Sermon on the Mount. The fundamental requirement for all godly living is to “hunger and thirst for Righteousness”. This type of hunger is seen in Moses, the Psalmist and the Apostle Paul.
The spiritual condition of Christians all throughout their lives will depend on their hunger and thirst for (a) the presence of God, (b) the Word of God, (c) the communion of Christ, (d) the fellowship of the Spirit, (e) righteousness, (f) Kingdom power and (g) the return of the Lord.
The Christian’s hunger for the things of God is destroyed by worldly anxiety, deceitfulness of wealth, desire for things and life’s pleasures and failure to remain in Christ.
When the hunger of believes for God and his righteousness is destroyed, they will die spiritually. For this reason it is essential that we be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s convicting work in our lives (John 16:8-13). - EMAA
• What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?
• What are some of the things that keep us from thirsting for God’s righteousness?
• How can I resolve this?
PRAYER: Your Word has come to me again. I pray Oh Lord to let my heart and mind be sensitive to the Holy Spirit to convict me when my desire for righteousness dwindles.
THOUGHT: Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy of your righteousness. - Psalms 145:7.