Hunger For Righteousness

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

In the natural, what do you do when you're hungry for something and you're just not sure what will satisfy you? Maybe you think of something to eat but it doesn't quite hit the spot. Spiritual hunger works the same way. You may feel a restlessness or unsettledness, but you can't quite figure out what will satisfy it. You may try to fill that need with other things-food, addictions, people-but only God can fill that hunger. The verse above says that righteousness will fill, or satisfy. When you hunger and thirst for righteousness, God's way of doing things, you will be spiritually satisfied. But just like you have to take time to eat in the natural, you have to take time to "eat" or partake of God's righteousness. Take time everyday and devote it to the Lord with prayer, worship, and the study of His Word. Stay in fellowship with other believers by attending church regularly. As you focus your hunger on God's righteousness you will be filled and live satisfied in Him all the days of your life.

A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for the promise to fill my hunger. I open my heart to You and ask that You draw me by Your Spirit. Teach me to walk in Your ways of righteousness that I may honor and serve You all the days of my life. I bless Your Holy Name today. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

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