This week, we will engage our hearts and minds to memorize and meditate on this truth: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6).
Continue memorizing these beatitudes and reading the complete Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5-7. Also, please take some time and reflect on Psalms 27, 42, & 63.
Remember that the Sermon on the Mount captures Christ’s mindset for how His followers should live in this world. It is to be a life that clearly reflects Christ and, therefore, brings glory to God! The sermon begins with nine statements that are called the Beatitudes or blessings. These statements set forth the heart that is necessary to flesh out the instructions contained in the sermon. It calls for a heart that runs counter to our culture, even at times the prevailing culture of evangelical Christianity.
The Christian blessedness is completely untouchable and unassailable. . . . they are triumphant shouts of bliss for a permanent joy that nothing in the world can ever take away. (William Barclay)
It is a a “bone-deep happiness that is not affected by our circumstances.” (Thabiti Anyabwile)
Do you desire to be truly satisfied in life? Is it even possible? Christ speaks of the blessedness of being satisfied and how it can be attained. Take time to work through this beatitude and ask God to create in your heart and deep hunger and thirst for Him!