dord (dôrd), n. density of mind; chiefly exhibited by one who attempts to demonstrate supposed knowledge --adj. dord'ish


Hunger, Thirst

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

(Matthew 5:6)

I hunger and thirst for comfort, ease, respect, man's approval. None of these will ever leave me satisfied. What should be different is not how desperate I am for what I want nor how successful I am at getting what I want, but what I want. Jesus says that if I hunger and thirst for righteousness, I will be satisfied.

Those other things I long for I might actually obtain, but they are ultimately empty. Righteousness, however, I cannot obtain on my own. I need Christ; I need the righteousness of God. To hunger and thirst for righteousness is to hunger and thirst for Christ--that His blood and righteousness would cover me. Turning in hunger and thirst to Him for righteousness, I receive it, and I am satisfied.