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‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.’ Matthew 5:6 (NRSV)
Within God’s people, there is a deep longing to be filled with what is pleasing and right before God. Every corner of our lives is to be swept clean of what dishonours and displeases our Heavenly Father. And in its place is an eagerness to fill our everyday lives with what is good, pure, lovely and holy.
We are not satisfied with anything less, we will not accept anything else. The unrighteousness that the world blindly entertains has no appeal to us, no hold upon us. And so as Jesus says, when we seek His righteousness, it shall be found and we shall be full. Satisfied without want, we shall lack no good thing (Psalm 34:10). Our lives will reflect God’s glory as we seek righteous living. We will shine bright with His blessing, drawing others to Christ.
Are we hungry and thirsty for more of Christ? Righteousness is found in the Righteous One. Seek Jesus first and we shall know the joy of living the righteous life; the delight of standing blameless and unashamed before our God and the freedom of living clean in a godless society. Be encouraged by Hosea’s exhortation today:
‘Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the Lord that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.’ (Hosea 10:12)
by Jennifer Woodley
South-East Queensland, Australia - firstname.lastname@example.org
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