Do you love being a Christian? I can’t imagine any Christian saying otherwise, however the actions of many Christians show a lack of desire to worship and serve the Lord properly. In Matthew 5:6, Jesus says, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Do you hunger and thirst after righteousness?
When you are hungry or thirsty, the main focus that you have in your mind is to obtain that food or drink that will help fill you up. Some things that you may have to do will take a backseat to obtaining the food or drink you crave until you have fulfilled your goal of satisfying your hunger or thirst. When it comes to serving God, everything else must take a backseat to fulfilling His Word. We should desire to learn God’s Word, and serve God so much, that it is our main focus in life! We should meditate on God’s Word every day. We should have the attitude that King David did in Psalm 1:2, “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Christians cannot hunger and thirst after righteousness if they are not attending worship services regularly, not reading God’s Word daily, and not praying often. Basically, Christians cannot hunger and thirst after righteousness if these disciples of Christ are not living the Christian Life. If we are not desiring to follow God, then we will not enter Heaven!
We should not let the temporary things of this world distract us from seeking God and putting Him First in all things! I want to conclude with the words of II Corinthians 4:18, “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
If we hunger and thirst after righteousness, we will be blessed in many ways in this life and in the next life as well. In this life, we will be blessed with the best life one can possibly have, which is the that of a faithful child of God. Following God’s Plan for us will help us conduct our lives in such a way that our lives will be much better than those who are living their lives in sin. “Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. (Proverbs 13:15), We have many blessings in this life, so many that we cannot name them all. God sent His Son to the earth so that we could have an abundant spiritual life here and in the next life as well. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they may have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
In the next life, those who hunger and thirst after righteousness will have the blessing of Heaven! “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” (Ephesians 1:3). Let us all be sure to focus on what the real purpose of this life is, which is to fear God and keep His Commandments! “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).