Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)
Few of us know what it is to truly hungry. Oh, we know how it feels to crave our next meal, but our desire for food is quickly satisfied. We know what it is to be thirsty, but we may never have experienced its parching pain. As food fills the stomach and water quenches our thirst, righteousness satisfies the soul. By we must choose this righteousness by living a life of faith in God. When we do, the goodness and holiness of righteous living is our constant desire. As we crave righteousness the Lord promises to abundantly supply our needs: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:1-3).