Hunger For Righteousness – Sat – 21-09-18

Do you enjoy holiday meals? It seems that holidays often revolve around food, usually with family.

I have fond memories of Thanksgiving dinners at Elaine’s parents when our children were younger. Everyone would show up with food for the noon meal. The good china would be taken from the cupboard and set on the tables. In fact, with about 40 people in the house, we had lots of tables! The big one was in the dining room joined by a card table in the living room, another in the hallway, the kitchen table, and often the living room coffee table!

We ate heartily of the turkey, stuffing, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, homemade bread rolls, green beans and lots of pie! We were absolutely filled when we finished! We couldn’t eat another bite. But you know what? By evening we were ready to eat again – usually rolls and pie!

In Matthew 5:6, Jesus promised that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness would be filled. But this is different than a holiday meal. Although it doesn’t say it, I think those filled with God’s righteousness would never hunger again. Why do I say this? Listen to Jesus’ words in John 4:14, “But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (NIV) So, seek God’s righteousness and you will be filled!

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