Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hungry and Thirsty

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

The source of unrighteousness is a life separated from God, a heart turned away from Him. When self-centeredness reigns, so does all manner of evil. Self-centeredness is a breeding ground for the parasite called “sin.” Where the focus is on loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself reigns, there is peace and freedom. Such life is an antiseptic for sin. When love reigns, when life is filled with it, people are genuinely happy. Relationships are right. Life itself is right. Everything is right.

The person who hungers and thirsts after a life like this, who sees this as an absolute foundation for life, fundamental in every respect, will find it, and he will be filled with it. Living life this way will make someone spiritually prosperous.

Lord, A great desire in our hearts is to be filled with Your righteousness, so that we will know the spiritual prosperity that frees us to live this life with joy. Amen.

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