righteous hunger

Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. [Matt 5:6]
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. [Luke 6:21]

What do you think it means to be hungry for righteousness?
What does a thirst for it look like?
How does such a person live?

The answer, I think, lies in the most righteous man that ever lived.
In reality, the goal of every believer is to be like Jesus Christ.
We must hunger and thirst to be incarnate righteousness.

Our hunger to be a person of love must trump all other hungers.
Our thirst to embody his goodness must overshadow every thirst.
Anything less will never satisfy the one who follows the Lord.

When I consider Jesus, I understand how much the world needs righteousness.
When he came, everyone rejected the very thing they most needed.
We need Jesus and the righteous love and goodness that he embodied.

I need you Lord. I need righteousness. Help me to hunger and thirst for it.

... this devotion is part of the Red Letters series. Click here to read more.


  1. Love your thoughts on this one, Bob.

    I plan to do a lot more asking, seeking and knocking this year... I do long for righteousness and a closer walk in "right living"...This break from church obligations, is giving us more time for personal study, prayer and reflection.

    Love and Hugs


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