Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst

Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness (Matthew 5:6)

I. What is righteousness?

A. A righteous lifestyle sets Christians apart and invites opposition from the world. (Matthew 5:10)

B. True righteousness starts in the heart and changes a person from the inside out. (Matthew 5:20)

C. Disciples seek a righteousness that doesn’t need to be seen by others, but only by God. (Matthew 6:1)

D. Seeking “His righteousness” means letting His Word set the standard for your life and striving to do that which is pleasing to him. (Matthew 6:33)

II. The power of hunger and thirst (Proverbs 16:26)

A. Hunger and thirst are intense desires. (Psalm 42:1-2; 63:1)

B. Take action to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst. (John 4:14; 6:35, 51)

C. Those that are filled are continually hungering and thirsting. (Matthew 5:6)

III. The Promise of Fulfillment (Matthew 5:6)

A. You will be filled with righteousness.

B. You will be filled with Jesus.

Suggestions for Prayer: Ask God to increase your hunger and thirst for righteousness. Look to Him in all things, knowing that He alone can satisfy.

For Further Study: Read Philippians 3:1-14. What does it mean to place confidence in the flesh? How did Paul define true righteousness?

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