September 4 – Pursuing Righteousness is a Blessing

And then there are the hungry ones.  They are not hungry for Tex-Mex or a good Thai meal or even for bread and water.  They are hungry and thirsty for things to be right. They want life to be honest, decent and virtuous. Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied!” 

What will it take to make us feel complete?  Not lonely, not grabby, but fully satisfied and filled? By pursuing a right relationship with both God and people, we will be blessed. Here is a little caution to add: we will experience opposition on this quest to be fully satisfied with God’s character of righteousness.  Our choice to abstain from things that no longer bring about real satisfaction may cause others to feel defensive.  But the rewards?  Ahhhhhh. Blessed.

Matthew 5:6 AMP