May 9: The Blessed Ones: Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
††††††††††† Matthew 5:6; Luke 6:21, 25
††††††††††† Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (Matt. 5:6) also thirst for honesty, integrity, and justice.† These are Christians with high moral standards, and God promises to fulfill the desires of the righteous.† In this context, God is speaking of not only our physical indulgence but our spiritual appetites as well.
Some Christians believe nothing is too good for Godís children.† They spare no expense when satisfying their personal cravings for the finer things in life.† God says that they will hunger in days to come.† His reward is promised to those who are faithful in following His Word.
By thinking and doing right and having a pure heart, we present ourselves in holiness to God.† People who are members of Godís family show their love for Him by living righteously.