“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6 (KJV)
In this passage, Jesus is teaching His followers what’s known as the BEATITUDES. These are the “how to be and who is blessed” instructions from Jesus. Being blessed is defined as living a fortunate, well off, happy, satisfied life. Among these instructions, He tells us that those that “hunger and thirst” after righteousness (innocence, purity, holiness, correct, pleasing to God) shall be filled. Being righteous is a state of mind that wants to be and do what’s right. Jesus made us righteous (2 Cor 5:21). So, when we made Jesus our Lord and Savior, we decided to pursue a life that’s pleasing to HIM.
Loving Jesus is in the spiritual genetic code of the Believer. If one still WANTS to sin, then one may want to re-evaluate the status of one’s salvation! We want to love HIM by doing what pleases HIM the most. I love my husband. For that reason, I want to do things that please him. I don’t do things that please him to get him to love me. That’s abusive! Rather, he receives the benefits of my love towards him and it’s reciprocated.
At the time of this writing, the media has been filled with the news of a man that rushed into a Jewish Synagogue and killed several people only because they were Jewish. The 911 operator informed the medical staff at a nearby hospital that the perpetrator had been wounded and was on the way there via ambulance and that he just shot up a synagogue. The first three doctors to treat him and ultimately save his life were Jewish.
Application For The Day:
Are you confident in God’s love for you? Do you love HIM? How do you demonstrate your love? The best thing is that we cannot outdo God when it comes to the benefits of loving HIM!!! As much as we try to love HIM, HE always loves us more by the grace, favor, and mercy that we receive daily!!! Hallelujah!!!
Prayer For The Day:
Father, I will continue to hunger and thirst after righteousness, and I remain confident in your love towards me. I will demonstrate my love openly towards others so that you may get the glory, in Jesus’ Name.