Blessed “Be” attitudes :: Be Hungry and Thirsty


Matthew 5:3-12 lists eight Beatitudes that were spoken of by Jesus. Jesus said, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)

To be blessed, one must have an attitude to be hungry and thirsty after righteousness.
What is righteousness and how can one yearn for it? The Bible says that Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness (Galatians 3:6). This implies that to believe in Jesus Christ is to be made righteous, by faith. Any other form of righteousness that is NOT imputed by belief in Jesus Christ is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). One must not be satiated or quenched in the Spirit until they have been imputed the righteousness of God. Such imputation comes solely by believing; believing in God’s Only Son, Jesus Christ, who paid the penalty for our sins and accomplished the work of reconciling and redeeming man to God, once and for all.

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35). In other words, whoever comes and believes in Jesus Christ shall never be left unsatisfied. All who come to Jesus Christ, believing in Him, will be filled.

Have you been imputed the Righteousness of God? i.e., Have you believed in Jesus Christ.? Trust God at his word, if you believe, you shall not go unfilled! Blessed are they which yearn for Christ Jesus, the Righteousness of God, for they shall be imputed Righteousness!

Matthew 5:6 (KJV)
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

John 6:35 (KJV)
35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.