Spiritual Hunger & Thirst

How’s Your Appetite?

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
– Matthew 5:6

Have you heard of the “rule of threes”? This rule states that we can go without air for about three minutes, without water for about three days, and without food for about 33 days. If that is the case, most of us have never experienced true physical thirst or hunger. What Jesus is saying in this Beatitude is that we need to be thirsty for righteousness and develop a passion for moral living. If we have that kind of passion, our lives will be filled because we will be full of God, and full of Christ, and full of His Spirit. Life will definitely not be boring! There will be an excitement in our lives, and meaning, and peace. For what are you thirsting? For what are you hungering?

Thank God for meeting your physical needs for food and water, and ask Him to quicken your spiritual appetite as you walk through these days of preparation for Easter.