September 20 2020
Series: Misc Sermons

Topic: Beatitudes

Hunger And Thirst For Righteousness

Bible Passage: Matthew 5:1-12

Matthew Henry: All true spiritual blessings.
 
We do not want to forget the word righteousness. Is the state commanded by God. It is the standing the test of His tests. Do not confuse mans versus Gods definition of righteousness. Man has always tried to obtain perfection.
 
The foundation of righteousness and it’s importance to seek it.
 
Can one work or earn it?
Romans 4:19-24; It is a gift to those that will believe in Christ. This is the reason that nothing else can be accepted for salvation. No amount of baptism, religion or works will bring forth righteousness. Our righteousness is like filthy rags. This righteousness is given only because we believed in Christ Jesus.
 
Though we might be saved we also know that we dwell in the flesh and it’s a constant battle between the inward and outward. It’s our nature to want to go the evil way because our flesh is sinful. The flesh will not be entering into Heaven. The soul, which is saved, will enter into Heaven and God will then present our new bodies.
 
We all know what it means to be hungry or thirsty. It’s a natural process that our bodies do and that’s to tell us that we are hungry or thirsty. We can’t live long without eating or certainly drinking. Now in the scripture we must see that we should hunger and thirst for the spiritual righteousness. The sinful flesh doesn’t want to get up early in the morning and go to church. It doesn’t thirst or hunger for God. For the most of us, we work and we often do not want to, however we push through and go on. We wake up early to go to a job that we dislike for two common things, food and shelter. Our soul should hunger and thirst for the spiral things. We eat 3-4 times a day and yet we can’t even pray once a day. Within the child of God there should be a hunger for Christ. When a person is on a diet, they try to suppress their appetite. However, we should not be on a diet, suppressing God if we are saved.
 
The blessing is for both now and eternal. For they shall be filled.
When you seek Him and spend time with Him everyday then you will experience the joy of Christ, now.
There is also a forever satisfaction that will come later. When one accepts His righteousness then an eternal home is waiting and it will be full spiritually forever.
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