For They Will Be Filled

 

I doubt that I need to discuss what it means to “hunger and thirst for righteousness” so let’s jump directly to what will become of the one who has no such desire. I think we can safely assume that the one who has no such desire will not be blessed, and one who hungers and thirsts for wickedness will not only find what they are looking for, but they will also find God’s curse in His judgment. Such a person will always need to be looking over his shoulder, will be running from the law, and will seldom have a restful night’s sleep; if they are lucky, they’ll live long enough to die from stress related illness, if not they will die by the sword. Anybody want to sign up for that?

As with the other beatitudes, there is an apocalyptic element to this (see Isaiah 61). God’s ultimate gift to Mankind is the gift of righteousness, for when Jesus returns and culminates his Church, all evil will be eliminated and the righteous will abide eternally in His Kingdom without pain, suffering, oppression or death: Blessed indeed!

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About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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4 Responses to For They Will Be Filled

  1. Pingback: For They Will Be Filled — The Life Project | Talmidimblogging

  2. I love though that when there is a negative expressed in Scripture, there is ALWAYS, ALWAYS God’s promise of a beautiful promise and that is what is so awesome about the Beatitudes. I always remember 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 as a great pattern of how our Heavenly Father deals with mankind, (13) “When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, (negative – curse of wickedness),
    (14) “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (positive – promise of peace and blessing).

    Anything we can imagine, our Heavenly Father has waiting to bless us! Who in their “right” mind or spirit, wouldn’t thirst and hunger for more of that!!

    Great post, my brother! God bless YOU and YOURS very richly!! As you continue to feed and give us to drink from the Living Water!!

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