Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” (NASB)


“Blessed are those who hunger (peinao: to suffer want, to be needy, crave, to seek with eager desire) and thirst (dipsao: eagerly long for) for righteousness (dikaiosune: concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God; integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting) for they shall be satisfied (chortazo: filled, full, fattened; to fulfill or satisfy the desires).”


Blessed are those who crave and eagerly long for integrity and rightness before God, for they shall be filled and satisfied.


Are you longing for righteousness above all else in your life? Holiness and purity are seemingly foreign words today, but we must return to righteous living. The Body of Believers can never fulfill Its purpose until It longs for rightness before their God. It is imperative that we lay aside all hindrances and unrighteousness in our lives. We have been given charge after charge in the Word to seek to be holy as He is holy. Today, will you heed that call?

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