A Blessed Pursuit

Joel Littlefield

joy of the crossMatthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Follow this text with me word by word, and see the blessedness. Blessed

  • Happiness. Happiness that only comes from Heaven.

Are those

  • Who are these? They are those whom Christ has saved with His own blood.

Who hunger and thirst

  • What are they doing? They are hungering. They are thirsting. Their life in God is likened to two of the most basic human pursuits, food and water. These happy people are joyful in spirit, for they have come to crave the spiritual food and water which Christ supplies.

For righteousness

  • To what end do they hunger and thirst? To know Christ more. God alone is righteous and His righteousness is given to those who trust in Jesus through faith. The end of all their pursuits, the goal of their seeking is to…

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