Hunger For Righteousness – Fri – 21-09-17

I’ve never spent much time in a desert. The closest I’ve come was on a short hike in the Grand Canyon. At the top of the South Kaibab Trail, the ranger checked that we were carrying enough water. We planned a short hike down the trail and back to the rim – only two or three hours. Going down was easy! It was morning. By the time we reached Cedar Ridge, our turn around point, we were hot and tired. We had dropped 1,000 feet in elevation. Now we had to hike in the blazing sun the one and a half miles back to the canyon rim. Step by step we climbed up the gravel trail. We wanted to stop, but there was no real shade and no place to get water. We drank every bit of water we carried and were ready for more when we reached the top!

Water is important in a desert land. David wrote the 63rd Psalm while in the desert. Listen to his word in the first verse, “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”

Do you seek God and his righteousness with the longing of one looking for an oasis in the desert? You should, because Jesus promised that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled!

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Bumper music “Landing Place” performed by Mark July, used under license from Shutterstock.