Hunger and Thirst

How often do you get hungry or thirsty?  My guess is you get hungry and thirsty several times a day, every day.

Jesus said, Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled (Matt. 5:6).  We long for food and water, but Jesus speaks of hungering and thirsting for righteousness!  How do we do that? Isaiah 51:1:  helps us understand:  Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD:  Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn.  When we seek God, we find righteousness too.  How do we seek God?  We seek Him in church, hearing messages from music and the pulpit.  We seek God when we read, study and meditate on scripture.  We seek Him in prayer, talking to Him and listening to His still, quiet voice.  We seek Him whenever we enjoy the beauty of His creation.

If we need to eat and drink several times a day to satisfy the hunger and thirst of our bodies, wouldn’t the same be true of our spiritual hunger and thirst?

Father God, thank you for giving us physical hunger and thirst so we may understand spiritual hunger and thirst.  Teach us to seek You and your righteousness so that you may continually satisfy our spiritual longings. 

Published by nancyhamiltonsturm

After raising a family and then teaching for over 20 years, I retired from full-time work. Now I spend time with family, tap dance, take long walks in nature, read, and write. I have published two stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul books and over a dozen devotions. My current goal is to publish a book of meditations over the gospels and to share my devotional writing on my blog. I hope you enjoy and are inspired.

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