Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
God said that those that hunger and thirst after righteousness would be filled. He blessed them. They were happy.
Today too often we are not hungering or thirsting after God. We do not desire holiness more than food. We do not seek God above all else.
To hunger means to have an uneasy sensation occasioned by the want of food; a craving of food by the stomach; craving appetite. When is the last time we felt this for God and holiness? We hunger for Him when we want Him ruling in our lives. We express this hunger when we strongly desire Him as our Lord. Do we desire Him with great eagerness? Do we long for Him?
To thirst means to have a painful sensation of the throat, occasioned by the want of drink. A str4ong desire to drink, is that what we feel for God? Do we feel a need for Him, a dryness in our soul?
I want to want Him. I want to hunger and thirst after Him and His righteousness. Don’t you?