BRUCE MCGEE MINISTRIES
“Man approaches God most nearly when he is in one sense
LEAST like God.
For what can be more unlike than fullness and need,
sovereignty and humility, righteousness and penitence,
limitless power and a cry for help?”
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.
LIGHT from the WORD.
Matt 5:6 is reflective of those who realize they have NO righteousness
in and of themselves.
People do not "hunger and thirst" after something,
until they realize they don't HAVE it and NEED it!
It is when we genuinely realize our depravity that we seek God for
the righteousness of Jesus to be placed within and upon us!
In this world we cannot BE perfect.
But we must realize that Jesus has set that as a GOAL for us!
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven
is perfect." (Matt 5:48)
We cannot BE perfect because we are all sinners all the time.
(See Rom. 3:23)
But we should set God's goal BEFORE us and work CONSTANTLY
to obtain it.
And, THAT's when we "hunger and thirst" after righteousness!
Even TODAY, God has given Christ's righteousness to those who
have surrendered to Him as Lord. (See 2Cor. 5:21)
HUNGER and THIRST after it and,
you SHALL BE FILLED!