In our Wednesday men's class, we are talking through the Beatitudes. Last night was "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." I was really encouraged as I listened to so many of our men share what that means to them in their daily walk.
Major points I came away with were:
1. Jesus knows that we all hunger and thirst to fill the emptiness that God has placed within us. It is an emptiness that only HE can fill, though.
2. When we are famished, we sometimes grab whatever is close to us and gorge ourselves -- but if it's junk, it never satisfies. In fact, it might be bad for us.
3. I can hunger and thirst for righteousness, and be filled today. But I will still be hungry and thirsty again tomorrow.
4. Even though we KNOW that the food and drink that Jesus offers us is what is best, we still find ourselves eating and drinking from the false fountains that are all around us. They never satisfy, but we find ourselves returning again and again.
If I think of other major points, I will update later. Or, if you were in the class you might want to add to my list.