“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”(Matthew 5:6)
Nothing satisfies like a good meal. All day we anticipate dinner with friends and it turns out to be as good as we’d imagined. When we finish the dessert and the last cup of coffee, we push back our chairs and relax with our friends. Were filled in every way.
A fine dinner with good friends is perfect imaginary for the satisfaction we experience when we hunger and thirst for God and His purposes. Hunger and thirst aren’t aberrations in life; in fact, signs of life. When we long, want and desire the things of God, our hearts fill with His wisdom, love, and peace.
Jesus makes a point of saying that we experience real satisfaction when we long for righteousness. That word isn’t used often today because it sounds, well, too churchy. Think of righteousness as a plumb line a device that indicates when something is exactly vertical. Surveyors and builders use plumb lines, and we should too. The plumb line of righteousness in our life isn’t somebody’s arbitrary list of dos and don’ts. Instead, it’s a sign of our passion to please God in everything we say and do. If we care that much about God, we won’t have t0 worry about the details.