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9.30.2009

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.

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Anonymous justin Work said...

Ahmen. We have been clothed in precious garments we could never obtain on our own.

11/17/2009 9:13 PM

 
Blogger Derek Ashton said...

Jason,

That's a short and effective blog post, getting right to the heart of the matter, and it's well said. Thanks for posting.

Derek Ashton

12/14/2009 10:47 AM

 

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